SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Program

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Enhanced Assisted Living Program is a state and federal program for adults over age 65 and adults with disabilities.

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The program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals who are assessed and found to be in need of services provided in an Assisted Living Facility. The SSI Enhanced benefit allows for an increased Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment to help cover the cost of room and board. To qualify, an individual must participate in an assessment and be considered an appropriate candidate for admission.

Am I eligible for this SSI Enhanced benefit? 

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Rhode Island resident
  • Be at least 65 years old or an adult with a disability
  • Have a gross income of less than $1,212 per month
  • Your resources/assets must be less than $2,000
  • You CANNOT have whole life insurance worth more than $1,500 face value
  • You must not require extensive medical services such as those provided in a nursing facility
  • You must apply for or to be a recipient of SSI

How do I apply? 

To apply and for more information, please contact The Point helpdesk, a free resource provided by our division, the Office of Healthy Aging, and its partnership with United Way 2-1-1, to help older adults, people living with disabilities and caregivers explore options from healthcare planning, employment opportunities and more.

The Point helpdesk is available 24/7 by calling (401) 462-4444 (voice), 2-1-1 or (401) 462-4445 (TTY). You can also visit one of OHA's six Point offices during business hours. Find the one closest to you by going here

Forms to help with applying? 

SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Protocol

SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Verification

SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Assessment