Supplemental Security Income, or “SSI” is a program administered by social security for people who are disabled, aged, or blind and have limited income in resources. To be eligible for SSI an individual must have no more than $2,000 in “countable” resources. A married couple must have no more than $3,000 in “countable” resources.
However, not all of your resources count toward the SSI resource limit. Examples of resources that “don’t count”, in general, are:
- the home you live in and the property it’s on;
- your personal effects and household goods;
- your car;
- burial plots for you and members of your immediate family;
- up to $1,500 in burial funds for you, and up to $1,500 in burial funds for your spouse.
Additionally, if you are blind or disabled, other items may not count if you use them to work or earn extra income.
Leslie A. Mitnick is a member of Stark & Stark’s Yardley, PA office, specializing in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Ms. Mitnick.