If I'm qualified for SSI, what other programs are available to me?


When applying for SSI, ask your social security office about accessing these other benefits.

  • Medical Coverage: Medicaid coverage for hospital, doctor visits, lab tests, and more is administered by your state Medicaid office. 
  • Food Assistance: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP), which is the new name for Food Stamps, helps individuals with limited resources buy food.  It is administered by state and local agencies.
  • Housing Assistance: Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher Program) provides low-income housing assistance.

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