Many people who have serious or long-term disabilities are ineligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits due to their lack of recent work history. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides benefits for people who can meet a different set of eligibility standards.
The attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP, in Media, are ready to discuss your needs and help you determine whether you are eligible for benefits under the SSI program. We offer initial consultations and can be reached online or by calling 484-842-0276.
We look forward to helping you secure the benefits to which you are entitled.
Your Assets and Income Will Be Measured
The main difference between the SSDI program and the SSI program is that the former looks at your recent work history, while the latter is available only to people whose household income falls below a certain level. Our lawyers can review your circumstances and explain which of the two benefits programs will be best for you.
You Meet the Requirements. What Is Next?
Once we have established your income and asset eligibility for SSI benefits, we still have to show that your disability prevents you from working and earning an income. Cases of blindness or certain developmental disabilities will usually qualify you for Supplemental Security Income benefits, but we also help clients whose impairments involve chronic illnesses or injuries. It is also possible to be eligible for SSI benefits if a combination of impairments equate to being disabled as defined by the program.
Children can also qualify for SSI benefits in cases ranging from extremely low birth weight to severe learning disabilities. All SSI recipients benefit from eligibility for Medicaid coverage, which can help their access to necessary therapy and medication.
Contact Us Now to Discuss Your Situation With a Lawyer
Do not miss out on much needed SSI benefits by waiting to file your claim. Our lawyers are ready to help immediately. We can be reached online or by calling our Media law office at 484-842-0276.