Supplemental Security Income Disability Attorneys
Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal needs-based program that provides monthly cash and other forms of assistance for people who need to make ends meet. This program is available for children and adults who have disabilities, as well as the blind and the elderly aged 65 years or older.
For you to qualify for this program, you must have:
- Little or no income and must have a few resources;
- The value of your possessions must be less than $2,000.00 (must be less than $3,000.00 if you’re married); and
- You must be either a citizen or a national of the United States or a non-citizen who meets the alien eligibility criteria under the 1996 legislation and its requirements.
SSI in California
Not only will you receive the federal payment, but also state supplements, depending on which state you live.
One of the U.S. states that roll out such supplementary benefits to its citizens is the State of California. If you are approved of your SSI claim, the single payment you’ll be receiving at the beginning of each month would include both the federal payment and the state supplement.
Aside from that, you may be qualified for the state medical assistance called Medi-Cal. It is given to you on the first month of your receipt of SSI benefits.
However, you won’t be provided Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps. It is not issued to you while you’re under SSI because you are already receiving money from the state in addition to your federal SSI payment.
Dealing with SSI
The SSA does not require you to obtain representation while applying for benefits. For the most part, it is alright that you deal with your claim alone. However, not all claimants are able to walk through the application process with ease. Of course, there are problems that may arise while doing so.
To begin with, 60 to 70 percent of claims reviewed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) get denied during the initial application. Reasons for such denial usually include lack of medical documentation and exceeding the income and resources limit set forth by the federal agency.
If you are planning to file an SSI claim and you want to avoid the hassles that come along with it, it is best that you hire any of our Supplemental Security Income Disability Attorneys in California.
Our lawyers are knowledgeable with all employment issues based on their many years of experience with winning claimants’ benefits. Their experience and expertise can help you in your case when you encounter such difficulties and issues.
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