Qualifying for Social Security Supplemental Insurance (SSI)
Do you qualify for SSI? According to the Social Security Administration, the SSI program helps people who are blind, are at least 65 years old or who is disabled. In addition, people must show that they are below a certain level of income and that they have very few resources to rely on for their financial support. Within those categories are a host of other eligibility guidelines including the following:
- The person is not incarcerated in a prison or hospitalized.
- Has not been out of the country for more than 30 days in a row
- Residency in the Northern Mariana Islands, the 50 states or the District of Columbia
- Applies for other potential benefits
When people are approved for SSI, they can also take advantage of food assistance programs, Medicaid and other monetary assistance.
Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits is largely based on your level of disability and your ability to hold gainful employment. If you are unable to work due to disability or illness and you meet the SSD or SSI disability requirements, the assistance of an experienced lawyer may be vital in helping you obtain the benefits you need to provide a comfortable life for you and your family.
Experienced Advice on Applying for SSI Benefits
Our firm offers personalized attention to each of your SSD or SSI disability requirement concerns, and provides knowledgeable advice on the various requirements, including:
Other factors for SSA Eligibility
Past income and education level, may be used to determine the amount of assistance you receive. Our staff takes great care to offer the advice you need to understand the process, how to properly apply, and what you can expect to receive from the SSD program.
Timeline to receive benefits from the SSA
Once a claimant applies for SSDI or SSI benefits, a disability decision is usually rendered in 90 to 120 days. However, this is a goal set by the Social Security Administration (SSA) so some claims may receive a disability decision sooner, while other cases may take six months or more.
At the office of Neil H. Good, our attorney leverages nearly 25 years of experience to offer knowledgeable advice to clients in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, who have questions pertaining to SSD or SSI disability requirements. After carefully examining your specific condition or illness, and your work history, our firm will offer the advice you need to make educated decisions on whether to pursue an SSD or SSI claim.
Contact our office online or call toll-free at 800-419-7606 to schedule your free initial consultation today.