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Supplemental Security Income Qualifications

Are you over the age of 65 and have very little sources of income? Are you blind or disabled and need help making ends meet? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be entitled to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. These benefits provide cash assistance for those that meet eligibility requirements and we can help you maximize your chances of getting approved.

Income Restrictions

The main factor for determining eligibility for SSI benefits is limited resources and income. Supplemental Security Income is for people that are severely limited financially. Many people find it difficult to make ends meet, but SSI is reserved for those that are considered poor and lack the resources needed to make money.

SSI benefits are much different than Social Security Disability Insurance benefits because the funds used to provide the money come from different places. The funds used for SSI benefits come from the general tax fund and are determined each year as part of the budget. Therefore, the government must limit who qualifies for assistance by limiting the benefits to those below a certain income threshold. These limits vary by state and our qualified attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible to receive benefits.

Nature Of Your Condition

Conditions that qualify for SSI assistance are those that are (a) over the age of 65, (b) blind or (c) disabled. The term disabled referring to the inability to work enough to obtain at least $1000 per month due to a physically determinable, mental condition or physical condition. Children may be considered disabled if their condition causes severe functional limitations that  (a) may result in death or (b) are expected to last longer than 12 months. Contact one of our compassionate attorneys to help review the list of medical conditions that qualifies for SSI benefits.

Work History

Unlike SSDI benefits, Supplemental Security Income benefits are not based on your prior work history.  You do not have to be currently employed, or employed in the past to qualify for SSI benefits.

To some extent, SSI benefits are based on your current ability to work. However, the majority of people will be approved for benefits based on meeting the income restriction and physical condition requirements. The current ability to work typically will only effect how much money you are able to receive in benefits, rather than exclude you from receiving any benefits at all.

Many people will have their SSI benefits application rejected. Having a professional representative on your side can maximize the chances of winning your benefits case. We are here to do the hard work for you and get you the benefits you need.