What is Supplemental Security Income or SSI?

Most SSI recipients are women—53% of all SSI recipients and 67% of older SSI recipients. Women are disproportionately reliant on SSI because they are more likely to have spent time out of the workforce caring for their families, or to have worked in low-wage or part-time jobs, or in jobs where they did not receive Social Security credits.  Check out this fact sheet by Justice in Aging for more information. SSI Fact-Sheet Justice in Aging 2017