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What are the Assets that count for SSI Disability?

The SSI disability program is a need based disability program; therefore like other need based programs it has a resource limit. Resources, of course, means assets. Currently, the resource limit for an individual applying for SSI benefits is two thousand dollars and the couple’s resource limit is three thousand dollars.

Note: Countable assets are a factor of eligibility for SSI only. There is no asset limit for SSDI (also known as SSD, or Social Security Disability).

Social Security considers a countable asset for the SSI disability resource limit to be any of the following:

1. Cash, savings bonds, stocks, or bank accounts;
2. Vehicles;
3. Land;
4. Houses;
5. Life insurance policies with a cash value;
6. Personal property;
7. Any other asset that could be easily converted to cash for food or shelter.

The following are not counted toward the SSI resource limit:

1. The home you live in and the land it is on;
2. Your household goods and personal belongings (i.e. wedding or engagement ring);
3. Life insurance policies with a combined cash value of $1500.00 or less;
4. Grants, scholarships, fellowships, or gifts set aside for education are not counted for nine months after receiving them;
5. One vehicle, regardless of value, if you use it for transportation for you or family;
6. Burial spaces for you or your immediate family;
7. Burial funds set aside for you or your spouse in the amount of $1500.00 or less;
8. Retroactive Social Security disability or SSI disability benefits (including SSI installment payments) are excluded for nine months following their receipt.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

SSI Disability - Filing for SSI Benefits
How much time does it take to get an SSI Decision?
What Benefits come with SSI Disability?
Is There A Maximum Dollar Amount For SSI Disability?
What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
What are the Assets that count for SSI Disability?
SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply for them?
SSI Benefits - what do they include and how long does it take
What are the Application Requirements For SSI Disability?
The SSI Award Letter from Social Security

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria