Supplemental Security Income

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is different from Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) in that you do not need to meet a work history requirement to qualify for benefits. SSI is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled children and adults who have limited income and resources. SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration and funded by federal tax revenues. The medical criteria for SSI and SSDI are the same.

Obtaining SSI benefits is difficult. The Social Security Administration routinely denies the vast majority of disability claims. However, with a lawyer's help, many applicants successfully receive disability benefits upon appeal.

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If you are disabled and unable to work, please call me, attorney Annette Rutkowski, for a free initial consultation. I'll sit down with you, answer your questions and explain your rights at no charge and with no obligation to hire me. My preference is to craft your initial SSI application in my office and file it with the Social Security Administration. With offices in Indianapolis and Lafayette, I represent clients throughout central, western and southern Indiana.

SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. It also provides Medicaid health coverage. To be eligible, you must meet certain income and resource limits and prove that you cannot work full time in any occupation due to your health condition.

For more information, contact me, Indianapolis Supplemental Security Income lawyer Annette Rutkowski, at 317-663-9781 in Indianapolis or 765-588-3593 in Lafayette, or complete our simple contact form.