Financial assistance from the federal government is available through a variety of benefits programs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one such program that helps low-income, disabled and/or older Americans purchase essentials and pay bills. To be able to receive benefits, you must meet disability or age requirements and have an income that falls below a certain limit. If you qualify, you will receive financial assistance payments in an amount based on your current income. Find out more about SSI when you download our free guide. Click on the button below to get access.