Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income—often referred to as SSI and also Title 16—provides benefits for any blind, disabled or elderly person (65 years of age or older) who meets certain resource and income rules. Indeed, SSI pays cash benefits to supplement the cost of food, clothing, and shelter. Your work history is not a factor.
SSI is a needs-based program, so your financial need for benefits is the determining factor. That’s why it serves as a viable option for low-income applicants without the employment history required by SSD / SSDI.
We can help you apply for SSI if you meet the following criteria:
Do you have a medical condition that prevents you from working?
- In order to qualify for SSI payments, you must be found to be disabled by the SSA
- We can guide you through this part of the process
Do you meet the federal poverty guidelines?
- You must have limited monthly household income
- We can help you with this part, too
- You can still apply for SSD / SSDI if you exceed the monthly household income limit
If you’d like to file an SSI claim, you should strongly consider using a Social Security Attorney like the ones through Crest SSD for the following reasons:
- Over 60% of initial SSI claims are denied
- Claims are often denied due to paperwork being filled out incorrectly or necessary medical documentation is missing
- Our attorneys will be able to help you throughout the application process
- Our attorneys will be paid by the government if your benefits are approved—there will be zero up -front costs to you
Also, should your application for SSI benefits be denied, you’ll have a right to appeal. Your disability attorney will represent you at your disability hearing and help you through the appeals process.
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