Supplemental Security Income is available to individuals who have been determined to be disabled under the Social Security guidelines, and whose income falls below a certain amount per year.  Generally, you cannot receive Supplemental Security Income unless your have income and resources are below $2,000 as an individual or $3,000 as a married couple.  If you are awarded Supplemental Security Income, you will be eligible for Medicaid benefits, beginning one month after all the disability and income requirements are met.