Accessing SSI


Applying for SSI can be a daunting task for some of our clients. This Street Smarts section is intended to give you pertinent information on the SSI program, including eligibility criteria and what the clients can expect when going through the application process. This information is primarily intended for clients who are 18 years and older and applying for SSI for the first time or for those clients who are about to turn 18.

HRC has a Benefits Specialist who is available to Counselors to provide assistance regarding the application process. Contact Cori Reifman at extension 4538 for assistance.

SSI Program Information

The Application Process: When To Apply, How Long Does It Take, What If Your Client is Denied

Documentation Needed for SSI

SSI Payments: The First SSI Payment and Payment Schedule

What is P&I?

Case Review and Reporting Changes

HRC SSI-Related Procedures (See Toolbox/Procedures):

1028: Notification of Changes Affecting SSI Benefits

1029: Monitoring P&I funds for Clients for Whom Harbor Regional Center is Representative Payee

1031: Reporting of Wages to Social Security by Harbor Regional Center as Representative Payee

1061: Processing SSI Restoration Payments for Clients

2431: Representative Payee for Clients

2505: Limit on Client funds Held by a licensed Home

2507: Maintenance of Client Funds in a licensed Home when Harbor Regional Center is Representative Payee