Supplemental Security Income

Through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, the federal government and the states provide cash assistance to people who are disabled, aged, or both and who have low income and few assets. CBO projects SSI spending under current law, prepares cost estimates for legislative proposals affecting SSI, and analyzes options for changing the program.

  • Report

    The report discusses how the SSI program works, who receives payments, the program’s spending and interaction with other government programs, the extent to which SSI affects people’s work and saving, and approaches to changing the program.