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General Law
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General Regulations
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Specific Law References
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Eligibility and Benefits
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Common Reasons for Not Getting SSI Benefits
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Income
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Resources
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Other Links

This Law and Regulations Finder is designed to assist you in quickly locating some of the most frequently used sections of the SSI Law and Regulations.

The General Law Reference Table and the General Regulations Reference Table contain links that will connect you to the Law and Regulations. You can use these links to review all the Law and Regulations documents to search for specific issues or find additional sections by using the topical links.

The Specific Social Security Act References Table has links that connect to specific sections of the Social Security Act (Law).

The Law is general in nature and needs to be paired with the Regulation(s) that provides more specific information.

The remaining tables have links to topical Regulations that may be cited in notices concerning the denial, reduction or suspension of benefits.

More unusual situations will still require searching the Law and Regulations directly to identify the reason for taking an action.


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Basic Law (Table of Contents) SSI Law (Table of Contents)
Social Security ActTitle XVI of the Act
SSI (Part 416) RSDI (Part 404)
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
Determining Disability and BlindnessDetermining Disability and Blindness
EligibilitySection 1611(a)
Amount of BenefitsSection 1611(b)
IncomeSection 1612
ResourcesSection 1613

    NOTE: The following links take you to the first of the series of regulations listed. Use the Next Section link at the top of each page to review the rest of the sections listed. Different sections will apply in different situations.

Eligibility20 CFR 416.200-203
Amount of Benefits, General20 CFR 416.401-435
Determination of Benefits; general20 CFR 416.420-421
You have too much income20 CFR 416.1100
You have too much resources20 CFR 416.1205
You do not give us permission to contact financial institutions20 CFR 416.207
You do not apply for other benefits20 CFR 416.210
You are a resident of a public institution20 CFR 416.211
You leave the United States20 CFR 416.215

    NOTE: The following links take you to the first of the series of regulations listed. Use the Next Section link at the top of each page to review the rest of the sections listed. Different sections will apply in different situations.

General20 CFR 416.1100-1104
Earned Income20 CFR 416.1110-1112
Unearned Income20 CFR 416.1120-1124
In-Kind Support and Maintenance20 CFR 416.1130-1148
Deeming of Income20 CFR 416.1160-1169
Resources; general20 CFR 416.1201
Deeming of resources20 CFR 416.1202
Deeming of resources of an essential person20 CFR 416.1203
Deeming of resources where Medicaid eligibility is affected20 CFR 416.1204a
Limitation on resources20 CFR 416.1205
Resources determinations20 CFR 416.1207
How funds held in financial institution accounts are counted20 CFR 416.1208
Exclusion from resources; general20 CFR 416.1210
Exclusion of the home20 CFR 416.1212
Exclusion of household goods and personal effects20 CFR 416.1216
Exclusion of the automobile20 CFR 416.1218
Exclusion of life insurance20 CFR 416.1230
Burial spaces and certain funds set aside for burial expenses20 CFR 416.1231

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