CAN NON-RESIDENTS QUALIFY FOR SSI OR SSDI?
Some people ask whether immigrants can be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). First, authorized non-citizens may be eligible for SSI if they fit into one of these categories granted by the Department of Homeland Security:
- On August 22, 1996, they were lawful residents of the US and were disabled or blind.
- They were receiving SSI on August 22, 1996, and lawfully residing in the US.