Answered on May 01st, 2013 at 5:04 PM
You may apply but you must meet the asset requirements for SSI benefits as this is the type of application it will be (Supplemental Security Income). The following is from the Social Security Administration website (www.ssa.gov):
"Anyone who is:
aged (age 65 or older);
has limited income; and
has limited resources; and
is a U.S. citizen or national, or in one of certain categories of aliens; and
In general, an alien who is subject to an active warrant for deportation or removal does not meet the citizenship/alien requirement.
is a resident of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands; and
is not absent from the country for a full calendar month or for 30 consecutive days or more; and
applies for any other cash benefits or payments for which he or she may be eligible, (for example, pensions, Social Security benefits); and
gives SSA permission to contact any financial institution and request any financial records about you; and
files an application; and
meets certain other requirements."
For more information go to http://goo.gl/OXsmn
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ