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Supplemental Security Income


(Updated January 25, 2024)

Supplemental income for older adults (aged 65 or older), the blind, and people with disabilities. The benefit is the amount that brings these individual’s total income up to the amounts below when their income is less than the amounts below. Apply at a local Social Security office.

  • 1 person household, $943 income per month and $2,000 countable assets
  • 2 person household, $1,415 income per month and $3,000 countable assets
  • Add $420 for each additional person

Income exclusions: All recipients- the first $20-85 (depends on the state and type of income) per month of any income, except income received from a spouse or other person. These figures may change if the poverty level changes.

Source in IL: WAG 25-03-02-(2) and Social Security.

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