Our PA Supplemental Security Income attorneys have successfully helped many clients get the benefits they deserve. SSI differs from SSD in a few ways. 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.


This differs from SSD in that work history is not a factor in deciding if you are eligible. The Social Security Administration measures your eligibility by determining your income level and the value of all your resources. This means they take any cash, bonds, stocks, or any other asset that can be converted to cash into consideration.

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.