Human Development Center

West South Central Workforce Planning and Assistance

Property Essential to Self-Support (PESS)

SSI - The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not count some resources that you need to be self-supporting when they decide if you are eligible for SSI. For example, SSA doesn't count property such as tools or equipment that you use for work. Or, if you have a trade or business, SSA doesn't count property such as inventory.

For a complete explanation go to SSA Online and view the Redbook section or contact your local Benefits Planner by calling 1-866-YOURTICKET (1-866-968-7842).

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