Understanding Social Security Supplemental Income
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a federal program that administers monthly payments to people of limited resources. This program delivers payments to both adults and children, based on various criteria. Many people can apply for SSI benefits.
In general, an applicant for SSI must be aged 65 or older, totally or partially blind, or unable to work. If the applicant is unable to work, he or she must prove a lasting and severe medical condition. This condition must be expected to prevent work for at least 12 months.
An applicant may also demonstrate that the condition is expected to lead to death.
Overall, Supplemental Security Income SSI is an important part of the Social Security program. Administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Social Security program aims to help individuals and families. The program provides income, benefits and insurance.
Social security attorneys understand this program very well.
SSI Disability Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Jason Khattar in San Antonio, our lawyers understand the SSA. We advise clients for a number of social security cases and claims. It doesn’t matter what our clients seek. We assist applicants under both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI) programs.
Our seasoned SSI lawyers can assist in a number of ways. Firstly, we recognize the difficult application process and ensure that every client’s application is completed fully and properly. Secondly, we will go to trial if necessary.
Simply contact one of our attorneys for a free case consultation today.
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Differences Between SSDI & SSI Eligibility for SSDI benefits is based on the applicant’s ability to show recent work history. This is determined by “work credits.” Moreover, SSDI applicants must also show an inability to resume work for at least one year. This typically includes all types of work, although exceptions exist.
By comparison, SSI is designed to help people of limited means. The qualifications for supplemental security income payments are based on need. Applicants may be older, disabled or blind. Applicants must also show an inability to earn a living. People with little to no income may qualify, regardless of work history.
Many people who qualify for SSI payments also have long-term health problems. These problems include physical disabilities and developmental impairments that prevent regular, substantial work.
Medical disability criteria for adults are the same for both SSI and SSDI claims. Some cases include both SSI and SSDI concurrent claims.
Medical disability criteria are different for children.
In general, SSI claimants are highly varied. Some SSI applicants are divorced or widowed older women. In many cases, these applicants have spent the majority of their lives as homemakers. Applicants without job skills or work experience may still qualify for SSI.
At the Law Offices of Jason Khattar, we have seen all types of clients. Some of our clients are even children with physical, mental or developmental problems that interfere with their education and growth.Our attorneys can advise you and your family members concerning eligibility for SSI. We will review all necessary medical and financial information for your claim. In the case of supplemental security income benefits, we will help ensure that your application is suitable for approval. In borderline cases, we can show you acceptable methods for transferring or sheltering assets. This will help protect your eligibility.
Our lawyers also set up living assistant agreements for applicable cases. These important agreements can save you a third of your total back payment award. If your initial application is rejected, we can help you with a petition for reconsideration or an administrative appeals hearing.
If you are denied at the administrative appeals level, we may even take your case to federal court.
Overall, we have achieved outstanding results for our SSI clients. We ensure that claims are based on appropriate physical, mental or developmental impairments.
- Cardiovascular problems, including past heart attacks or high blood pressure problems;
- Cognitive issues such as brain injury complications;
- Orthopaedic problems such as neck or back pain, or other chronic pain; and
- Chronic or degenerative illnesses such as diabetes, lupus or multiple sclerosis
Our supplemental security income (SSI) experts have seen it all. That’s why we are committed to helping clients receive the benefits deserved.
One important benefit of SSI eligibility is automatic qualification for Medicaid. This can relieve your anxiety about access to health care.
So don’t delay. Contact the Law Offices of Jason Khattar today.