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Supplemental Security Income – or SSI – is designed to help you financially when bad health has left you unable to work. If this is true, and your income and resources are limited, you may qualify for SSI.
SSI could be the answer for you if you lack enough of what Social Security calls “quarters of coverage.” That refers to how consistently you worked and paid Social Security taxes, with an emphasis on the last 10 years.
If you’ve had to deal with a lot of physical or mental health problems over the years, your work history might be rocky. And you might be struggling to put food on the table.
At Nash Disability Law, we know hard things happen to good people. You’ve worked hard, but have had a hard time keeping steady work. We take time getting to know you when you need help.
Unlike some law firms, where you might not even meet a lawyer until right before you have a hearing with a judge, we meet with you face-to-face and help you understand the process.
We can determine whether SSI is right for you and if you should apply for SSI – or whether you need a different kind of disability benefits. Talk to us about your situation. You pay nothing until you win benefits.
To qualify for SSI based on disability, you must be unable to work and meet these other requirements:
Children with disabilities that limit their ability to function may also qualify for childhood SSI.
For SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration defines a disability this way:
To apply for SSI, you fill out an application from the Social Security Administration.
Apply as soon as you can. If you wait, you could miss out on benefits.
While it may seem like the Social Security Administration should be able to look at your health condition and easily see that you need benefits, it almost never works that way.
Most people get denied when they first apply. The Social Security Administration has thousands of rules for disability.
A disability lawyer from Nash Disability Law can help you through the process. We’ve helped thousands of our Chicago-area neighbors win benefits.
You don’t pay an attorney’s fee unless you win.
It’s easy to mix up these two kinds of disability benefits. They’re both run by the Social Security Administration.
Here’s the difference:
At Nash Disability Law, we can determine which program is right for you.
We know Chicago people. You’re tough and determined. You inspire us every day. That’s why we fight for your independence and dignity.