Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a social safety-net program administered by the federal government. It provides financial assistance to low-income people with limited resources who are elderly, blind, or disabled and who don’t have a substantial employment record. SSI benefits are also available to children who are disabled.
A different program is available for qualified workers whose disability prevents them from continuing in gainful employment.
The SSI program supplies funds for basic needs like food and housing to people whose resources and income fall below the cap set annually by the federal government. To qualify in 2021, an individual’s monthly income cannot exceed $794, but not all income is counted. Instead, there are complicated rules that categorize what income is or is not countable. For example, payments from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) do not count as income. Applicants who are blind are subject to different income rules than sighted people.
An advocate experienced in handling SSI claims understands the rules and procedures for eligibility and can help you determine if you are financially eligible. Disability Help Today LLC connects you with a disability professional to guide you through the process from the first step. We partner only with the experienced representatives and non-lawyer advocates.