Supplemental Security Income In Wisconsin
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly cash benefit paid by the
federal Social Security Administration (SSA)
(exit DHS) and state Department of Health Services (DHS) to people in financial
need who are 65 or older or people of any age who are blind or disabled and
residents of Wisconsin.
These payments are called Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
You can receive the state SSI payment only if you qualify for a federal SSI
*(One exception is a small group of grandfathered SSI members who still
receive the state SSI payment they qualified for in December of 1995.) More
information on SSI benefits.
You may be eligible for SSI payments if you have little or no income and if
your assets are $2,000 or less for a single person or $3,000 or less for a
married couple. Certain assets do not count, such as your home or car. More
information on eligibility.
Applying for SSI
You can apply for SSI at your nearest Social Security office. You do not have
to apply separately for the state SSI payment. You will automatically receive
the state SSI payment as long as you qualify for the federal SSI payment. More
information on applying for SSI.
March 27, 2014