Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), SSI payments are not based on an individual's work history or past contributions. Instead of being funded by Social Security taxes, SSI is funded by federal income taxes. As of 2011, about 8 million Americans receive some amount of Supplementary Security Income.
You may apply for Supplementary Security Income though your local Social Security Administration office. During the application process - which takes approximately three to six months - applicants must prove their disability and disclose their income and resources. If you are denied SSI benefits, you have 60 days to appeal your case.
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