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SSI Guide: Exceptional Lives

By Exceptional Lives, Inc.

This free, easy-to-read online Guide will help you to apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income).

Logo, which says: Exceptional Lives, Disability Information for Families

Ages: Infant to Adults.

All grades.

This is not the SSI website. It's a Guide to help you learn about SSI and apply for it. Anyone can use this Guide and it will help you find out if you are eligible for SSI benefits.

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Julie McKinney
Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives (and Cambridge parent :)

No application or registration needed.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

SSI is a monthly cash benefit for people with disabilities or low income. This Guide will help you see if your child or adult family member qualifies for SSI. If so, we'll walk you through the application process and link you to the forms you need.

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