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Do you consider SSI to be Welfare?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • For the reasons that it's supposed to be given- no. Apparently there are many people that do use it as welfare though.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 9:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • SSI is something we all pay into and is something you must qualify for either out of death, injury or permanent disability. Welfare is different as its money tax payers put towards people who don't work or aren't working. In most states you cant get SSI until you reach a certain age or you qualify for another reason. SSI is harder to get then welfare and its something you usually have to pay into to get anything back out of.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 9:17 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • SSI is for those with disabilities and don't qualify for SSA (social secutirty disabilty). SSI is when you haven't worked enough and don't have enough "credits" to get straight disability benefits (like children for instance). I don't know how someone would consider it welfare because you have to qualify for it- just like SSA.

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 11:55 PM on Apr. 27, 2009