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Title XVI - SSI

This page provides resources and videos to be used to learn more about the Social Security cash benefit, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and more.

SSI (Title XVI) Video Series

This Video Series provides an in depth overview the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefit.

Topics covered include: Eligibility, Benefit Amounts, Reporting Requirements, Work Incentives, Earning Thresholds and more. 

It’s not uncommon for people to be curious about how SSI cash benefits are calculated. The last video in this series can be utilized as a reference tool to estimate your SSI cash benefit and can be paired with the SSI Specific Resources on this page so you can begin to get a feel for how changes in your situation may change the amount of a benefit you receive.

Please note: Actual benefits amounts may vary based upon a variety of factors and we encourage speaking with a benefits planner if you notice discrepancies in your calculation and your cash benefit received.

To see the full list of video segments click the downward facing arrow on the video player or click the link below to open in a new window:

Additional SSI Related Resources, Tools, and Handouts

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Overpayments – What are My Options?

Navigating an overpayment of Social Security benefits can be a challenging situation, especially if you’re uncertain of the options and steps for resolving these situations. In this video and accompanying handout, we dive into a few of the ways that an overpayment may be able to be resolved, in some cases, without having to pay this back in full.

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Utilizing Work Incentives to Resolve an Overpayments

Sometimes just hearing how others have managed their overpayment situations can be helpful in understanding how to get moving in the right direction with yours. The videos below provide examples of how Social Security Work Incentives can be used to resolve benefit overpayments.

 Job Loss & SSI

Although there are many questions about how SSI is impacted when someone gets a raise or a new job, it’s also helpful to understand how SSI benefits may be impacted, as well as reporting requirements if someone leaves or loses a job. The video above provides information that will bring you up to speed on what to do in these situations.

Navigating Social Security

If you’re new to Social Security benefits this may be a good place to start. This video provides an overview of the benefit determination, where to apply for SSA benefits, and what to include when applying for Social Security benefits.

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