Benefits for the Disabled, Low-Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit from Social Security for those who are disabled and meet certain low-income requirements. The work requirements of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits do not apply to SSI, and you may qualify for either benefit or both, depending on your circumstances. If you are disabled and, it is important to find out if you are eligible for SSI as well as whether you are eligible for SSD. If you qualify, be sure to apply for both, as the application process is the same for SSD and SSI.
Apply As Soon As Possible
Applying for benefits as soon as you know your disability will cause you to be unable to work is important. Social Security can take a long time to decide a case, and the date of your application helps determine when your benefits and medical coverage should start.
For more detailed information about the approval process, see SSD Applications. The process is the same, though Social Security may also ask for proof of income and assets related to your SSI claim.
You can apply on your own by calling your local Social Security office, visiting in person, or applying online.
You can also consult with a lawyer for assistance. Applying for Social Security can be a confusing process, and the experience of an attorney can help you to take the right steps toward a successful case for SSI. Call Berger and Green for a free consultation about your Supplemental Security Income claim.
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