Complete Guidance For Supplemental Security Income Claims
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is different from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unlike SSDI, you do not need to meet a work history requirement to qualify for SSI benefits.
At the Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC, I’ll answer your questions about SSI and explain your rights under the law. My preference is to craft your initial SSI application in my office and file it with the Social Security Administration to increase the chances of a favorable outcome.
With offices in Indianapolis, Lafayette and Franklin, I offer free, no-obligation initial meetings to people throughout central, western and southern Indiana.
What Is Supplemental Security Income?
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.
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.
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.
I will work with you throughout every step of the application process, including:
- Initial SSI applications and reconsideration
- SSI hearings
- SSI appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council
- SSI appeals in federal district court