Disability, General, Medicare, Retirement, SSI

New Statement Fact Sheet for People with Limited Earnings

April 28, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2023

older woman reviewing information on a tabletIf you have a personal my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement online to learn about your future benefits and recent earnings history. The Statement also includes fact sheets that provide helpful information based on your age group and earnings situation. We recently released a new fact sheet specifically for people with limited earnings.

You can access your Statement and the new fact sheet using your personal my Social Security account. The new fact sheet covers how you and your family members may qualify for benefits, including:

  • Supplemental Security Income.
  • Social Security retirement benefits.
  • Benefits for children.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • Help with health care costs – including Medicare, Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, and Medicaid.

We’re committed to helping you learn about all your benefit options. Our Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool is a convenient way to find potential benefits that best fit your situation.

To learn more, visit our Social Security Statement webpage. Please share this article with your friends and family – and post it on social media.

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  1. Ryan F.

    We need to get rid of the two party system which our government operates under. our founding fathers predicted that with a two party system the unites stated would only last a few hundred years…

  2. Sophia S.

    I’ve been on SSDI since 2007. Where are my 2 stimulus checks?
    In Georgia

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Sophia. Thanks for visiting our blog. Please visit the IRS website for all your Economic Income Payment-related questions. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  3. Lisa

    Why can’t I get help for my end stage renal disease medical

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Lisa. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  4. Janice H.

    I need help getting my roof fixes can’t anyone help me with unlimited income I have can anyone help me
    Thank you

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Janice. Thanks for visiting our blog. You may be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. To get information about services in your area and find out if you qualify, you will need to contact your state or local social services or welfare office. We hope this helps.



    • vera

      you can call helping hands or rebuilding together depending where u live,

  5. Brax

    I had applied for SSI help and was sent a letter confirming a telephone interview. The appointment time came and went. Four hours later; I called the number on the confirmation letter. I was on hold over 90 minutes until my phone died. After charging; I called again. After 45 minutes I got through. The operator found the situation funny and laughed. I was told the staff likely ignored the appointment since my income was probably too high. I didn’t request the interview but it was assigned by the initial person I spoke with. The person I spoke with today humiliated me and made me feel like an idiot for following instructions. I have terminal cancer.. was a little courtesy too much to ask for?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Brax. We are sorry to hear about your experience and your condition. You can submit feedback by visiting our Contact Social Security page. Once there, select the “Email Us” link. This will take you to the “Email A Question to our Support Team” form where you can complete and submit a compliment, complaint, or suggestion. You may also be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. To get information about services in your area and find out if you qualify, you will need to contact your state or local social services or welfare office. We hope this helps.



  6. Darlene A.

    I need to update the name on my card.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Darlene. Thanks for visiting our blog. For more information about how to correct your name on your Social Security card, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps. 


  7. Monique

    Wait they want you to report income when on ssa money that they took out my check while working. And now that I can’t and win my case. For what shouldn’t been taken out my check it’s boil my blood knowing they can just take take take god help you if you become unable to work you don’t matter anymore me personally tired of struggling this life sucks

  8. Cameron M.

    I need extra help and extra money.
    Nevada sucks. Sleezlack does nothing for this state. He is stupid. Just follows Gavin Newson.
    This is such a democratic state.
    We need to get rid of these democrats and vote in conservatives
    Catherine Cortez-Mastro should be out of office. And Susie Lee should be voted out. They are the worst.
    Hope stupid people do not vote for them.

  9. Teresa S.

    How Is It They Expect one person to live on a little over 800 monthly when the lowest Rent they can find is from 500 to 1400 light bill is outrageous no matter how much they cut down the lights ECT then water gas bill too it leaves them completely broke even if they have the lowest rent then others receive very large checks some never worked and people with the around 800 worked their whole life before they received a check waitresses waiters really got screwed!

    • PJ

      That’s what I don’t get either, we don’t have our kids anymore cause their grown and out of the home so now I live in Housing, draw $913/ Mo., On Medicaid and Medicare, 60 years old. I am glad they are finally helping people with extras for their children, but I get nothing extra and I’m below poverty.

  10. N/A

    Its hard enough being disabled and having a teenager to support we can’t file taxes so we don’t get extra income thats promised to us by the government. I live off 600 a month can’t afford an apartment housing refuses to help me I live paycheck to paycheck and have to live in a house full of family members. its not easy by any means. I don’t drive from nerve damage so I don’t care that I didnt get a gas check but they keep saying cola payment in July if your born from the 1st to the 10 th blah blah blah. we have this huge ridiculous inflation to pay back all this extra money they are “giving” to people and its not free thats why its getting expensive how else did we poor ppl pay for things and the people that need help we don’t get it. medicare medicaid don’t help either we used to have a otc online they changed the company and no one can order online too many complaints and issues they throw us more problems and less solutions. This has been a real s*** show since this pandemic hit and I’m pretty sure it was to repopulate. Who can say its just an opinion. I think the government is still screwing us over. Like the movie platoon the character king said the rich always stay rich and the poor always stay poor indeed a true fact. This will not get resolved by calling a hotline and waiting hours on the phone to get a run around response we ain’t getting any more cash. We got to suck it up and make due period its bs but thats what it is.no point in complaining. Government gives money to what they see “fit” or “deserving” Rant over!!!

    • Dennis H.

      You are absolutely right! Not everyone will get cash back. Your situation sounds similar to mine. I think that they need to make clear on who is getting these checks without saying ssa because like you I didnt get mine either on the day payment went out. I am not sure how some people get these paynents. I seen a crack head outside the 7 11 saying to a guy next to him that he got his check. I’m trying to support a family and I’m in a wheelchair with MS its hard being the man of the house still not getting the checks promised by the government. God help us when we are the ones struggling. Its a nightmare the way things have been going.

    • Susanna Q.

      I agree with both these statements govmnt needs to be clear in who gets these checks. I should have got mine the 1st Wednesday and nothing. Please fix this for us people on ssa who do need the extra help.

      • Denise M.

        What checks? Lol seriously though?

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