Social Security, SSI Article

Supplemental Security Income and Cash Assistance

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a cash assistance program for U.S. citizens and some non-citizens who are disabled, blind, or at least 65 years old. Only those with limited income and resources can qualify for monthly checks in an amount based on the individual’s circumstances.

In Arizona, the Department of Economic Security’s Aging Adult Administration and Family Assistance Administration administer SSI and other Cash Assistance (CA) programs. Even if you believe you will not qualify for more than a very small amount of SSI/CA funding, it may be worth your while to apply for such assistance. As a recipient, you are automatically eligible for free health benefits under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Those with special needs may also qualify for other benefits such as assistance with housekeeping.

How do I apply for benefits?

Benefits must be requested using an official application form. An application form may be requested from any Arizona Department of Economic Security Family Assistance Administration (FAA) local office, by phone or by mail. To find an FAA local office near you, check the on-line office locator. Applications may also be obtained from various other agencies and social organizations or can be downloaded by visiting the FAA website.



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  • I just appealed Social Security's decision to deny my survivor's benefits,which were denied, again! I'm a disabled widow,and have had my disability since I was a teenager,since my records show I have a personality disorder,Agoraphobia,etc. But,they keep denying my husband's benefits on the grounds that I didn't become disabled within 7 years after he died! The Social Security laws have recently been changed to let divorced,disabled widows have the same laws,which were worded differently before my case was heard! Is there free help to help me fight them?
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