More than 8.1 million adults and children receive monthly benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make it possible for them to pay for food and shelter. The program pays benefits to blind or disabled adults and children and to adults who are 65 years of age and older.
Federal regulations impose strict income and resource limitations on applicants along with complicated medical requirements that must be met to prove that you are blind or disabled. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable Supplemental Security Income lawyer makes all the difference by helping you navigate through the application or appeal process.
SSI is a need-based program offering monthly payments to disabled or blind adults and children.
Sackett and Associates has a compassionate SSI lawyer with the skills and insightful knowledge of Social Security law, regulations, and procedures to assist at all stages of the process from application through the appeal process. A Sackett Law Supplemental Security Income Northern California lawyer passionately pursues your claim for SSI benefits.
When you meet with an SSI lawyer for the first time, the focus is on determining whether you meet the eligibility requirements for the SSI program, including:
SSI imposes limits on your income and resources. Income includes wages and self-employment income as well as interest and dividends earned on investments. It is important to know that not all sources of income count, so you need to review them with an SSI lawyer to ensure they are correctly applied.
You cannot have resources worth more than $2,000 as an individual or $3,000 as a couple and qualify for SSI. A resource is something you own that can be converted into cash. For example, stocks and real estate are two examples of resources that can be sold and converted into cash to use for food and shelter. However, just as with income, some resources, such as a home that you own and occupy as a primary residence, do not count in determining SSI eligibility.
Sackett and Associates has been assisting people throughout California for more than four decades to get the disability benefits they are entitled to receive. Contact us today to talk to a disability lawyer about your claim.