Complete Guidance For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claims
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is different from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unlike the situation with SSDI, you are not up against a work history requirement to qualify for SSI benefits but you do have to demonstrate financial need.
At KBAR Legal Services, LLP, we will answer your questions about SSI and explain your rights under the law. Our preference is to craft your initial SSI application in our office and file it with the Social Security Administration to increase the chances of a favorable outcome.
From our Indianapolis area office, we offer free, no-obligation initial meetings to people throughout central, western and Southern Indiana.
SSI Is Both Disability- And Income-Based
SSI is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled children and adults who have limited income and resources. SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration and funded by federal tax revenues.
SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. It also provides Medicaid health coverage. To be eligible, you must meet certain income and resource limits and prove that you cannot work full-time in any occupation due to your physical or mental condition.
The process of obtaining SSI benefits presents many hurdles. At KBAR Legal Services, LLP, we will work with you throughout every step of the application process, including:
- Initial SSI applications and reconsideration
- SSI hearings
- SSI appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council
- SSI appeals in federal district court
The Social Security Administration routinely denies the vast majority of disability claims. However, with a lawyer’s help, many applicants successfully receive disability benefits upon appeal.
Attorneys Who Thoroughly Understand SSI
At KBAR Legal Services, LLP, our lawyers have the experience, knowledge and compassion you are looking for as you prepare to apply for SSI benefits or appeal a denial.