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Understanding Supplemental Security Income
Why are resources important for SSI?
ResourcesResources are things that you own and can turn into cash. To get SSI benefits, things you own that we count must be worth $2,000 or less for an individual, or $3,000 or less for a couple.
Not all the things you own count as resources for SSI.
Does property that you need for self–support count as a resource for SSI?
Some property that you own and you use to support yourself never counts as a resourceresource. For example:
Some property may count but often does not, or we may partly exclude it, such as:
Other things that you own may not count for SSI either.
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