Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available for adults and children with disabilities who are struggling to make ends meet. The SSI process can be very confusing — federal and state governments have different rules and application processes. We know that you are experiencing difficult times. You should not have to go through this difficult process alone.

The following people may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, depending on their financial eligibility:

  • Adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or who do not receive enough social security to cover their life expenses
  • Adults who are blind
  • Children with disabilities or who are blind
  • Adults over age 65 who do not receive Social Security benefits

Let us help with Determining Financial Eligibility

Many factors go into determining whether you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income. Generally, you may receive SSI if you own less than $2,000 (individual) or $3,000 (couple) worth of real estate/property, money, stocks and bonds. However, certain property may not count towards the $2000/$3000, including: your home, your car, burial plots and funds, some scholarships, and food stamps. There are rules about each piece of property that is “exempt” from the eligibility amount. We will explain these rules to you and work through the formula to determine if you are financially eligible for SSI.

Let us help in Determining SSI Benefits

In 2009, the maximum federal benefit amount was $674 for an individual and $1,011 for a couple. The amount of state or federal Supplemental Security Income benefits you receive depends on your income level. You may also receive Medicaid benefits.

Let us help with SSI Application and Appeals

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Attorney Bubba Cromer and staff will gather medical and financial evidence to support your application. We will meet with your doctors to discuss your physical or mental disability and any restrictions on your ability to work. We will attach all relevant information to your federal and state SSI applications. If your initial application was not accepted, we will investigate why that happened and determine what evidence can be added to your case during the
appeals process.