As an AmeriCorps State and National program member, your living allowance and education award are excluded from countable income for determining eligibility for Supplemental Security Income(SSI). (Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, 2008)

If the Social Security Agency is asking for proof of income please call our office at 918.757.2536 and we will make up a letter for you to submit stating the amount of your living allowance and education award, as well as the official regulations concerning AmeriCorps and SSI eligibility.


Corporation for National and Community Service. (2018). AmeriCorps State and National Policy Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from Corporation for National and Community Service Web Site: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FAQs_4_10_14.pdf

Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America.(2008, June 17). Retrieved from https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-110publ245/pdf/PLAW-110publ245.pdf