Supplemental Security Income Lawyer
Why Are There Two Disability Benefits Programs?
What’s the difference between the Social Security Disability (SSD) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program? Why not just have one program for everyone?
The SSD program is funded by the Social Security taxes that are taken out of your paychecks. Because of that, whether or not you’re eligible for benefits depends on your work history. If you have worked enough, and for long enough, you’ve passed the first test. Although you still have to prove you’re disabled according to the SSA’s rules, the Supplemental Security Income program is funded by general tax revenues and is based solely on need — no work history is required.
Combined, the two programs provide a wide safety net for millions of Americans who are unable to support themselves because of disability.
SSI benefits start adding up on the same day you apply. In other words, the sooner you apply the better. My name is Michael G. Myers and as an attorney, I can help you prepare your application for SSI benefits, or appeal a denied claim. Disability law is the only type of law I practice. For answers to other questions you have about the Supplemental Security Income program — call or contact my law offices today for a free consultation.
Supplemental Security Income Claims
The basic eligibility requirements (for most SSI applicants) are that you’re disabled and do not expect to be able to do any work for at least 12 months; and that you have less than $2,000 dollars in assets. You should also know that applications for SSI benefits cannot be submitted online. You have to go to an SSA office.
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Start accruing Supplemental Security Income benefits today. To start the process, call either of the two telephone numbers listed above or take a few moments to contact me online.