What To Know About Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program administered by the Social Security Administration to support individuals with very few resources and limited income. Individuals aged 64 years or younger must be disabled to qualify for SSI. An experienced lawyer knowledgeable in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can further inform you as to SSI qualifications and can help you effectively navigate the application and appeals processes.
The standard factors that establish disability in both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI cases include the individual’s age, education, work experience, and ability to communicate, read and write in English. These factors, coupled with the individual’s abilities and limitations from physical and/or emotional health problems, determine whether they have a winnable SSI claim
At The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, we have more than three decades of experience representing claimants in filing new applications for SSI benefits and filing appeals for denied SSI claims. I serve clients in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Southwest Florida.
What You Should Understand About SSI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is federal welfare. Often, state welfare personnel require people to apply for SSI so they no longer depend on the state. A person who obtains SSI benefits typically will continue to get medical assistance through Medicaid.
While no rule requires an individual to hire an attorney to assist in the pursuit of SSDI and/or SSI benefits, doing so does greatly improve a claimant’s chances of winning a disability claim. Having an experienced lawyer on your side ensures that all physical and mental health impairments are considered and evaluated. An experienced SSDI and SSI attorney can suggest to you and your doctors that medical tests be performed, or that specialists be consulted, that could lead to findings that support your disability claim.
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To discuss Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, please contact The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, at 215-268-7274 or toll-free at 1-800-346-7600. You typically pay no fees unless your SSDI or SSI benefits are secured or reinstated.