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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income Explained

What is SSI and how do I know if I qualify?

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a separate system than Social Security Disability Insurance. It may be possible to qualify for both and receive benefits from SSI when SSD benefits are insufficient. Determining these qualifications is often complex and very confusing.

The dedicated legal team from our office can help you to understand the qualifications and also help you determine what you could be eligible to claim. SSI benefits are based on needs, whereas SSD is based on work ability and past record of work. The benefits are funded differently. To qualify for SSI benefits applicants must be 65 years or older, legally blind or permanently disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Invaluable Legal Information

An SSI attorney can be invaluable at any stage of the application process for benefits. When applying for SSI benefits you will need to show that your income (wages, benefits from other programs, pensions, etc.) and other resources (cash or property assets) must total less than $3,000 for a family and $2,000 for an unmarried individual. If approved, you will receive a monthly payment based on SSA calculations. If this is insufficient it may be possible to receive state benefits in combination with your federal benefits.

It can be quite confusing to sort out and determine what you are actually eligible for. More importantly, presenting the correct information to the SSA is critical for approval. Using our services will greatly increase your chances for a successful outcome in much less time than doing it on your own. We do not charge any fee unless we have won your case for you. We have helped thousands to receive benefits and we will be happy to help you.