What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is similar to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it is important to note that there are some important and specific differences.
Both processes contain a two-part test that claimants need to pass in order to be considered for benefits. Additionally, the requirements for disability are similar. The main difference is that SSI is determined by a claimant’s need. Essentially, the claimant must demonstrate that he or she has a certain amount of assets/income and that those assets and/or income are “limited.”
Additionally, if a claimant lives with a family member or other contributors to the household, it may affect the consideration for awarding benefits. If a claimant can demonstrate the limited income/asset requirements portion of the test, it is still necessary to demonstrate disability and how it prohibits any form of gainful employment.
What Happens If Your SSI Application Is Rejected?
Similar to SSDI, several SSI applications are rejected, leaving many applicants confused and unsure of what to do. If you are seeking SSI benefits, regardless of the stage you are currently in, it is important to obtain the expertise of experienced counsel.
With nearly 25 years of experience in thousands of SSDI and SSI cases, Fresno, California, Supplemental Security Income attorney Melissa A. Proudian is prepared to help you obtain SSI benefits in the most efficient and effective way. She will bring her detail-orientated hands-on approach to work directly with you to maximize your chances of obtaining benefits.
It Costs You Nothing For Us To Get Started
Similar to SSDI, we work exclusively on contingency — we never collect fees until we obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
To get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation regarding your issues with a Supplemental Security Income lawyer, please call 559-554-1455 or email our firm.