Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program designed to give financial assistance to those individuals suffering from disabilities. It is important to note that SSI is not the same as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). With SDDI, you are generally required to have worked for more than a year prior to acquiring your disability, and you are expected to have suffered from that disability for at least a year. To collect SSI, you are not required to have ever worked in order to receive. SSI is meant for individuals with a low income, who are either children or over the age of 65, and are blind or have a disability.
Examples of Disabilities That Qualify For SSI
- Heart defects
- Mental retardation
- Cancer or other serious or terminal illness
To qualify for SSI funds, you must be a citizen of the United States. Children who receive SSI do so only of the income of their parents or guardians are citizens of the United States, and have valid Social Security Numbers.
Why You Should Hire an SSI Lawyer
Hiring a qualified SSI Attorney to help you with your disability claim is a very good idea considering the percentages of rejections that initial claims go through. The Social Security Administration has a set of complex legal procedures and forms for processing disability cases. A competent SSI lawyer from Nash Disability Law of Thomas Nash has adequate knowledge of all the legal procedures involved when filing for a disability claim. They will complete all the paperwork involved in the filing process on your behalf. The lawyer will also ensure that all the necessary documents are submitted to the right authorities.
A successful SSI Attorney will also help you prepare winning arguments. They will focus on the vital aspects of your case that will win the arguments of your case. Your SSI lawyer has handled many similar cases before successfully. They are aware of the tactics and tricks required to help you win your disability case. They will offer you an excellent court representation, and answer questions on your behalf. All this will help to increase your chances of winning the case.