Making ends meet in a challenging economy is never an easy task, and many people must struggle with disabilities which make it even more challenging to earn a living and support their family. Fortunately, in certain cases the Social Security Administration (SSA) will pay SSDI benefits to disabled individuals who have paid into the Social Security system through their taxes. However, not all individuals in need of aid meet the criteria for qualification. Fortunately, the SSA can still provide a form of benefits to individuals with limited means known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), alleviating the financial strain of living with a disability.
Demonstrating your eligibility to the Social Security Administration is the key element in getting financial benefits through SSI, and many qualified claimants do not receive benefits because of errors in the application process. At Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys, we strive to help our clients pursue the benefits they need by providing effective and efficient guidance throughout the entire filing process. To learn more about how an experienced Philadelphia SSI lawyer, call us today to speak to one of our attorneys.
Qualifications for Benefits
While not as stringent as the requirements for SSDI benefits, the SSA still places limitation on who can receive Supplemental Security Income in order to prevent abuse of the system. In order to receive benefits, you must belong to one of the following groups:
- Persons of an advanced age of 65 years or older
- Children who are disabled or blind
- Disabled or blind adults who are not eligible for SSDI
Additionally, you must demonstrate to the SSA that you are living on limited income and resources, creating a need for supplementation.
Call a Philadelphia SSI Attorney
If you meet the requirements for SSI benefits, it is imperative that you seek legal guidance in the application process in order to help you gain access to benefits that will dramatically improve your financial standing. To schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your situation with our experienced Philadelphia SSI lawyers, call us today.