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After reading a tool on this site, if you want to know even more about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can check out this list of recommended resources. The list is organized by tool:

Tool 1: SSI Eligibility & Appeals

Tool 2: Medical CDRs & Age-18 Redeterminations

Tool 3: Income & Resources

  • Spotlight on Resources: A simple overview of the SSI resource limit. Social Security Administration
  • SSI Exclusions: Our listings of common income and resource exclusions. SSI at Work Toolkit
  • Understanding Supplemental Security Income: SSI Resources: Includes a summary of the most common SSI resource exclusions. Social Security Administration
  • Resource Exclusions: A table-of-contents in the SSI Program Operations Manual System. POMS SI 01130.000
  • Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Gifts: SSI’s explanation of if these receipts should be included or excluded from Countable Income and Resources. This includes a complete list of exclusions for programs funded through Title IV of the Higher Education Act or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Student Assistance Program. POMS SI 00830.455

Tool 4: Using SSI Work Incentives

Tool 5: Considerations for Youth

  • Spotlight on Student Earned Income Exclusion: A short overview of how this work incentive can be used. Social Security Administration
  • Student Earned Income Exclusion: General policies on this exclusion from the SSI Program Operations Manual System. POMS SI 00820.510
  • Student - SSI: The definition of a student, including criteria for regularly attending school and types of programs that qualify, from the SSI Program Operations Manual System. POMS SI 00501.020

Tool 6: Medicaid & Work

Tool 7: SSI Exclusions for Building Assets

PASS Accounts

ABLE Accounts

Section 529 College Savings Plans and Trusts

  • Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs): Information about Section 529 plans, including how they relate to SSI, from the SSI Program Operations Manual System. POMS SI 01140.150
  • Spotlight on Trusts: An overview of how trusts can work for an SSI recipient. Social Security Administration