Get Someone to Guide You through the Supplemental Security Income Application Process
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 be eligible for SSI.
SSI could be the answer 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 have significant recent work history, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on that record.
But if you’ve had to deal with a lot of physical or mental health problems over the years, your work history might be rocky. In that case, you could receive SSI.
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. You might be struggling to put food on the table.
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 SSI application process.
We can determine whether SSI is right for you and if you should apply for SSI—or whether should apply for disability benefits of a different kind. Talk to us about your situation. You pay nothing until you win benefits.
What you need to qualify for SSI
TO QUALIFY FOR SSI SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS, YOU MUST BE UNABLE TO WORK AND MEET THESE OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- You have limited income.
- You have limited resources, like property and savings.
- You’ve applied for any other cash benefits you may be eligible for, such as pensions or Social Security retirement.
- You’ve filed an SSI application.
Children with disabilities that limit their ability to function like children the same age may also qualify for CHILDHOOD SSI.
For a child to be eligible for SSI, they must be under age 18, or under age 22 if they’re regularly attending school. They must have qualifying impairments. And the family must meet the economic requirements.
At Nash, you can start determining whether you or your family might be able to receive SSI benefits by having us do a FREE CONSULTATION on your situation.