Social Security Administration Extends Outreach and Access For Supplemental Security Income

The Social Security Administration has expanded its outreach to underserved communities in need of financial help who may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

“Helping eligible people access critical benefits, including SSI, is part of Social Security’s core mission,” said Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi. “Underserved communities face additional challenges, like unreliable or no access to the internet and computers, that widen the divide.”

SSI provides monthly payments to those age 65 and older or to other adults and children with a disability or blindness who have limited income and financial status. The SSI monthly payments help pay for basic needs such as rent, food, clothing and medicine.

Moreover, those who receive SSI may qualify for other financial help such as Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), and Medicaid. They may also qualify for discounted internet service through Federal Trade Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program.

To learn more about the program, visit or call Social Security’s National Hotline at 1-800-772-1213.

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