Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly benefits program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is funded through Social Security payroll taxes, SSI is funded through general taxes. As a result, you do not have to have a work history to apply for SSI.
At the Pennington Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, we have decades of experience in obtaining SSI and other disability benefits for those who need them to support their families. Our founding attorney, John M. Pennington, is a former registered nurse and has more than 25 years of legal experience helping clients obtain the payments they need.
Get The Facts About SSI
Many people do not understand the SSI program. While similar to SSDI, SSI serves to help those who cannot work because of a debilitating injury or illness, and may have exhausted other benefits to which they’re entitled. The following explains some of the unique aspects of SSI:
- SSI payments are sent monthly according to need.
- Children with qualifying disabilities may be entitled to SSI under certain circumstances.
- A spouse’s income could affect the amount of monthly SSI payments.
- SSI recipients may be eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursements for their medical care from the date they apply for benefits.
Improve Your Outcome By Hiring A Professional
While you do not need a work history to apply for SSI, you must meet certain other requirements, not the least of which is having what the SSA considers a “qualifying disability.” Our firm can help you properly document your condition so that your application has the best chance for success. We can also help you appeal a denied SSI claim through the proper channels.
The SSI application process is complicated and fraught with opportunities for error. You can improve your chances of success if you retain an experienced SSI lawyer. For more information, contact our firm by calling (205)314-5735 for a free initial consultation. We represent people throughout Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the southeastern U.S.