SSI benefits are not contingent upon the individual paying into the system prior to becoming disabled. This benefit is available to any person that cannot work due to disability. The SSI benefit is based on the individual’s income. A person applying for SSI benefits cannot receive the benefit if he or she has outside sources of income.
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