Help Obtaining Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Many people who have serious or long-term disabilities are ineligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits because they do not have a 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.

Your Assets and Income Will Be Measured

The main difference between the SSDI program and the SSI program is that SSDI looks at your recent work history, while SSI is available only to people whose household income falls below a certain level. A Berman & Asbel, LLP lawyer can review your circumstances and explain which of the two benefits programs is 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 their eligibility for Medicaid coverage, which can provide access to necessary therapy and medication.

Contact Us Now to Discuss Your Situation With a Lawyer

A timely filing of your claim for SSI benefits is important. Act now. You can reach Berman & Asbel, LLP online or by calling our Media office at 484-842-0276.