Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI): A Guide for TANF Staff Members

Published: February 19, 2014
Cross Cutting, Other, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project, 2008-2013 | Learn more about this project

Many TANF staff are unfamiliar with the SSI Program but want to learn more. This brief describes the basic SSI disability determination process and compares and contrasts it with several procedures different TANF agencies use to identify recipients who meet TANF work-limitation criteria in states or localities. It goes on to discuss topics including different strategies TANF agencies use to assess which individuals are most likely to qualify for SSI.