Do you qualify for SSI benefits?

Qualifying for SSI benefits is not based on your work history, but rather your means, assets and disability status. Approval is based on the following criteria:

  • Being in possession of assets under $2000 for a single person, and $3000 if you are in a couple. This does not include the value of your residence.
  • Meeting the Social Security Administration’s criteria for disability. Here is the official list of impairments that render someone eligible for SSDI.