Supplemental Security Income Lawyers
According to the Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. The program is meant to help disabled citizens that have little or no income. Cash is provided to applicants so that they can afford basic needs such as clothing, food and shelter.
Who Is Eligible for SSI?
If you earn less than a specific income level that The Social Security Administration sets, you could qualify for SSI.
Other factors to qualifying for SSI include:
- Having limited resources
- Being a U.S. Citizen (though there exceptions in some cases)
- You must be disabled under the definition set by The Social Security Administration.
What if SSI is Denied?
Unfortunately, not everyone that applies for SSI is granted assistance, even if they are disabled and fall within the Administrations eligibility requirements as the process can be challenging. The Social Security Administration (SSA) relies on medical records to evaluate the validity of SSI claims. It has very specific requirements regarding the evidence that it needs to award benefits. The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s Supplemental Security Income attorneys have successfully obtained SSI benefits for many clients and can help you, too. We are familiar with was the Administration is looking for and can help build your case so that you are awarded the benefits you deserve.
SSI For Children and Adult Dependent Children
Pursuing SSI benefits for children is a different process from filing a claim for an adult. Surprisingly, it is a much more rigorous process. Our firm has extensive experience securing children’s SSI benefits.
SSI benefits can begin at birth. Other requirements for children obtaining SSI include:
- Being under 18 years of age
- Benefits are also available for disabled adult children whose disability began before they turned 22
- Suffering a physical or mental impairment that results in severe functional limitations
- Impairment that has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or is expected to result in death
How Our SSI Attorneys Can Help You
The Social Security Filing and Appeal process is very complex and if you don’t know the ins and outs of the process it could hurt your case. Please, call our Pennsylvania supplemental security income lawyers toll free 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.