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How a Supplemental Security Income Attorney Can it Help Me

Posted by Martin Rocha | May 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Supplemental Security Income attorney can help the disabled in El Paso and surrounding areas to qualify for government benefits. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is provided by the Social Security Administration to people with limited assets and low income. You can qualify for SSI if you are disabled, blind, and/or over 65.  Brandon L. Lettunich Attorney at Law can provide assistance in determining if you qualify and in understanding the benefits available to you.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a payment made by the Social Security Administration to people who have little or no other income coming in. Those who qualify receive monthly money to help them to pay for the routine costs of living. Supplemental Security Income is paid for with general revenue rather than payroll taxes, like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Retirement Income.  SSI is means-tested and need based, so only people who have less than $2,000 in property and whose incomes are very low will be eligible.

Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income

You may qualify for SSI based on both your low income status as well as based on the fact you are over 65, disabled, or blind. Just having low income is not enough- you also must meet one of these other criteria. The definition of disabled is very narrow when determining if you can qualify for SSI. You must have a condition, and associated symptoms, which is listed in the Social Security Administration's “blue book,” or Listing of Impairments. Without a listed condition, you'll have to prove your own health problems are substantially similar in terms of impairment to the listed ailments.

Getting Help from a Supplemental Security Income Attorney

More than half of the people who apply for SSI  have their applications denied. You want to try to avoid a denial and to get help with an appeal if your claim is rejected. Brandon L. Lettunich Attorney at Law can help you with your initial application and with the appeals process. If you need a supplemental security income attorney in El Paso, call us today to find out how we can assist you. Contact us today!

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