If you are struggling with a very limited income and a disability, it is important that you look into the benefits that you are likely to be entitled to. The state of Indiana has several options for those struggling financially due to health issues. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) tends to be the most appropriate option for those who have never worked or who have not worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
You may be able to make an online application for SSI in the state of Indiana as long as you meet certain requirements. If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, unmarried, have not been married before and you are not blind, you should be eligible to make an online application. In addition, you must not have applied for SSI in the past.
How are Supplemental Security Income applications assessed?
There are many factors that are taken into account when an SSI application is assessed. This benefit prioritizes the most vulnerable and in-need individuals. Therefore, you cannot own more than $2,000 in assets when you apply for the benefit. The assets included in this assessment is considered as everything you own minus your home and one vehicle. In addition, you should be able to show that you are unable to gain any meaningful income because of your disability.
If you have worked in the last 10 years, you may want to look into the possibility of applying for SSD benefits. Otherwise, it is important to know more about how Supplemental Security Income might help you.