Chicago, IL SSI FAQs

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What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Social Security Disability Insurance covers you if you can’t work because of your health, but you have a substantial recent work history and you ...

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Am I eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits?

SSI has certain basic qualifications:

  • You have limited income.
  • You have limited resources, like property and savings.

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If I’m approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability, how much money will I receive?

If you are found eligible for SSI benefits, you will receive a monthly payment of up to $735 per month for an individual or $1,103 per month for an...

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How long will I receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?

As long as you continue meeting the qualifications for SSI, you can continue receiving benefits.

However, every case is different. If you ha...

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Can I receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

It depends on your income, assets and, if you receive SSDI, your monthly amount. For example, if you receive an SSDI amount that is higher than the...

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Will my income affect my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments?

Your income can affect your SSI payments.

To qualify for SSI, you must have limited income. If you or your ...

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What are “resources” and how will they affect my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments?

For the purposes of SSI, resources are property or assets you own and savings you have.

You must have limited resources to qualify for SSI. ...

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If I get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and work, do I have to report my earnings to Social Security?

Yes. You only qualify for SSI benefits if income you make from working falls under certain amounts.

If your...

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If I am receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), what is the effect on my benefits if I work?

Money you make from working can reduce the amount of your SSI benefits. In addition, if you earn over a certain amount of money each month, you may...

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If I receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability, will I also receive Medicaid?

If you are awarded Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will likely be entitled to Medicaid coverage as soon as your entitlement to SSI begins.<...

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How much does it cost to hire an attorney for my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case? What if I can't afford it?

Federal law regulates attorneys’ fees in SSI disability cases. So, virtually every disability lawyer works on the same fee basis. The lawyer’s ...

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Where is Nash Disability Law located? Do you offer telephone appointments?

We have three offices located throughout the Chicago area. We also offer telephone appointments. We encourage you to CONTACT...

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I’m interested in talking with Nash Disability Law. What should I do next?

Call Nash Disability Law today! Whether you’ve already begun the application process or are still thinking of applying, Nash Disability wants...

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Why do I need a lawyer to help me with my SSI claim, and why should I hire Nash Disability Law?

Social Security statistics have shown that claimants who are represented by lawyers win more often than those who are not represented. Your best ch...

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I have a mental illness. Am I eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability?

Yes, mental illness is frequently used as a basis for getting SSI benefits.
Unfortunately, it’s still common for members of the public, or ...

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