Legal Matters in Caregiving

At the Social Security Administration, we want people to know they can still apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, even while our offices are closed to in-person interviews onsite.

SSI provides monthly payments to people age 65 and older who have limited income and assets.

People under 65 who are disabled who meet the financial limits can also receive SSI payments.

Generally, an individual can only have $2,000 in assets, and a married couple $3,000. However, we may not count all income and resources when we decide if someone can get SSI.

We continue to take applications by telephone.

People can use our Social Security Office Locator to find their local office phone number, or they can call our national toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213.

People with hearing issues can call our TTY/TDD number (1-800-325-0778).

They can also file disability information online. Please visit to learn how to apply for an adult or a child, and how to appeal if an SSI application was denied.

In addition, we are kindly asking if you would you let your clients know about SSI by sharing the links below.

You May Be Able to Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Benefits for Children with Disabilities