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Programs to get more help while on SSI

Sign up for free programs that help you save money and take care of basic needs.

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If you get SSI, you can usually get federal benefits like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and state benefits like Medicaid. SNAP helps pay for food, and Medicaid helps pay doctor and hospital bills. Help from these programs won’t affect your SSI payment. 

Your state might also have other programs to help you, like rent rebates and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). 

Visit to see what programs are available

Make a work or business plan

A Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) lets you set aside money to get a new job or start a business. The money you save doesn’t count toward your SSI resource limit, and you may be eligible for a higher income limit to help you save. 

Learn more about PASS

Save for disability-related expenses

If you were under age 26 when you became disabled, you can save for disability-related expenses with an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account. The first $100,000 in an ABLE account won’t count toward your SSI resource limit. 

Learn more about ABLE accounts