The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers this program and pays monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind or age 65 and older. Blind or disabled children, as well as adults, can get SSI benefits. Unlike Social Security benefits, SSI benefits are not based on prior work or a family member’s prior work. SSI is financed by general funds of the U.S. Treasury-personal income taxes, corporation taxes and other taxes. Social Security taxes withheld under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) do not fund the SSI program. To get SSI benefits an individual must have “limited” income and resources.