What is Supplemental Security Income?

Title XVI (SSI) provides only a minimal income to the disabled individual. Title XVI looks to the income and assets of your household in determining entitled. A person need never to have worked to be eligible to SSI, but they must meet the same disability definition as that for Title II. SSI also has benefits for elderly individuals, over age 65, who are in dire financial need, and children under age 18 who are disabled.