Salt Lake City Utah Supplemental Security Income Claims Lawyer
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for two major disability programs. The first is the social security disability insurance claims program. The second is the supplemental security income claims program.
Supplementary security income claims, otherwise known as SSI claims, are another type of social security disability benefit offered, but it differs from SSDI claims in the sense that you do not have to show that you paid into the social security system. It is not part of the insurance portion of the social security framework and does not require that you show a qualifying work history. SSI claims are paid on a financial need and disability basis.
One establishes disability by showing through medical evidence that he has a mental or physical disability which precludes him from working for at least 12 months or otherwise precludes you from earning above a certain baseline for 12 months. The qualifying disability is shown in the same way that it is proven for SSDI claims.
Proving Financial Need
In the application process for SSI claims one must also show that he has a financial need that qualifies under the SSA’s requirements. Thus, you have to be able to show a lack of valuable goods that can be sold off, income below a certain amount, and other requirements such as the fact that you have limited assets.
Eligible for SSI but not SSDI?
One of the benefits of SSI is that if you do not qualify for SSDI because you have not paid sufficient amounts into the system you may still receive assistance through an SSI claim.
Salcido Law Firm Will Help You Learn If You Qualify
To find out if you are eligible for SSI assistance contact the Utah social security disability lawyers at Salcido Law Firm PLLC by phone (801.413.1753) or email to schedule a time to meet with one of our attorneys. We will be able to help you understand in a matter of minutes whether you qualify for SSI assistance.