Experienced Supplemental Security Income Attorney Serving Wyandotte & Carleton Clients
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government-subsidized benefits program for low-income individuals who cannot work or who have not worked enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Many SSI recipients also qualify for and receive food stamps and Medicaid benefits. If you meet the income requirements for SSI and have had your application denied or stopped receiving benefits, Mark E. Stern Disability Attorney is here to help.
Who Qualifies for SSI?
SSI is a means-based program, meaning it is only available to low-income individuals who don’t earn enough in regular income to cover all of their expenses. In order to qualify for these benefits, a single person must own less than $2,000 in total assets. Couples qualifying for SSI have less than $3,000 in total combined assets. Typically, SSI is reserved for individuals who have a permanent disability that has prevented them from working enough to qualify for SSDI.
If SSI Benefits are Denied or Stopped
Like all government agencies and departments, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has an overwhelming case-load and things can easily slip through the cracks. If you meet all of the eligibility requirements for SSI but have had your application rejected or suddenly stopped receiving benefits altogether, you would benefit from the expert guidance of a seasoned disability attorney. We can help you correct any mistakes on your application or required documents, as well as pursue a formal complaint in instances where there is no visible reason for issues. We will work tirelessly to ensure you get the benefits to which you are entitled.