2114.What are other requirements for SSI eligibility?

In addition to the categorical and need criteria described above, you must file an application and meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a resident of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands, or be a child who is a U.S. citizen and lives outside the U.S. with a parent in the U.S. armed forces;

  2. Be a citizen of the U.S., or an alien in an immigration category qualified to receive Federal benefits and meet certain additional requirements (see 2115);

  3. Not be a resident of a public institution throughout a month (see 2121);

  4. Not be absent from the U.S. for a calendar month unless:

    1. You are a child who is a U.S. citizen and lives outside the U.S. with a parent in the U.S. armed forces; or

    2. You are a student who is temporarily abroad for the purpose of conducting studies, (see 2116);

  5. File for any other benefits for which you are potentially eligible (see 2117);

  6. Not be a fugitive felon (see 2119);

  7. Not be violating a condition of parole or probation (see 2120); and

  8. Give SSA permission to contact any financial institution at any time and request any financial records that financial institution may have about you. Other people who are responsible for your support must also give SSA their permission to contact any financial institution at any time and request any financial records that financial institution may have about them (see 2167 for more information about the process we call "deeming").

Last Revised: Feb. 2, 2007