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How do you check the status of your SSI claim?

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To check the status of an SSI application online, visit the official Social Security Administration website, scroll down to the "Items of Interest" header and click the "Application Status" button. On the next page, applicants are required to enter their Social Security and confirmation numbers to check application status.

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Individuals who wish to apply for Supplemental Security Income may do so at the official Social Security Administration website, by visiting their local SSA office or by calling the SSA. Funded by general tax revenues instead of Social Security taxes, this program provides benefits to disabled children and adults who meet certain income requirements. It is designed to help these individuals meet basic needs, including food, shelter and clothing.

This program is open to anyone who is over the age of 65, blind or disabled. Applicants must have limited incomes and limited resources and must be U.S. citizens or nationals. To qualify for this benefit program if blind, applicants must have a central vision acuity of 20/200 or less in their better eyes, even with corrective lenses, or have a qualifying visual field limitation. Disability in adults means the individual must be unable to do any substantial gainful activity, have a condition expected to result in death or have a chronic condition expected to last 12 months of more. Children applying for disability benefits must exhibit severe and marked functional limitations, have a condition expected to result in death or have a chronic condition expected to last over 12 months.

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