What To Know About Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If you are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability and you are not eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
At McKown & Myers, LLP, our lawyers are available to help you get the benefits you need, whether you are just beginning the application process or have already started to navigate the maze of bureaucracy on your own. Even if you have been denied, we can help.
An Initial Denial Is Not Definitive
People who seek SSI benefits are often surprised by the fact that even though these benefits were designed to help those who are unable to work due to disability, getting them is no easy task. Hurdles must be overcome, and many people are disheartened by an initial denial.
Most initial SSI applications are denied. However, steps can be taken to overcome denial and get you the benefits you need. Contact our SSI lawyer in Indiana to learn how you can secure the benefits you need.
Who Is Eligible To Receive SSI Benefits?
To be eligible for Social Security benefits, either SSD or SSI, you must be disabled. While there are other employment-based requirements to be eligible for SSD, SSI is needs-based.
To receive Supplemental Security Income, you must:
- Provide documentation of your disability
- Have paid into the Social Security system for the past 10 years
- Have $2,000 or less in countable assets or up to $3,000 if married
- Provide proof of financial need
We can help you demonstrate eligibility, working hard to see that you get the benefits you need to live a comfortable life, regardless of your disability.