What is SSI?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal benefit program that provides financial support to disabled individuals who have limited income and resources. This is a need-based program and is available to individuals who do not have enough taxable earnings to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Do you qualify for SSI?

  1. Do you have a medical condition that prevents you from working a full-time job?

    a. You must have a medical condition that has prevented you from working no less than 12 continuous months or will prevent you from working no less than 12 continuous months and/or result in death. You must also be able to provide documented evidence of how your condition prevents you from performing certain work activities.

  2. Do you meet the federal poverty guidelines?

    a. The SSI benefit program within Social Security has strict income and resource limits. You must have limited monthly household income and a limited number of resources. The income or resources that will be evaluated by the Social Security Administration is money earned from work, money received from non-work to include other federal programs, workers’ compensation, money from friends and family, and resources given for free like food and shelter.

Navigating through the Social Security Disability process is not an easy task. Social Security has strict standards for who can receive disability benefits. Studies show that applicants filing with representation are more likely to receive benefits. Our team at ELG Disability is knowledgeable with years of experience in disability law and are here to help you in your claim(s) for SSDI and/or SSI. Give our office a call today to schedule your free consultation with our team.