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Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income

Most Americans are familiar with Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and how an individual might apply for and qualify to receive those benefits. However, there is another form of financial benefit that some people may be eligible for: Supplemental Security Income.

Is one eligible for Supplemental Security Income, also known as "SSI"? To answer that question, Alabama residents will need to know the eligibility criteria. For starters, it is important to know that qualifying for SSI benefits, unlike SSD benefits, is not tied to a person's work history. In fact, SSI benefits are actually intended to help those who may not have any work history at all, or who may have a limited work history. SSI benefits recipients have very limited financial resources -- which is actually part of the eligibility criteria.

Beyond the lack of financial resources, for a person to qualify for SSI benefits that person must be disabled, blind or over the age of 65-years-old. That may seem like a lot of puzzle pieces to put together when it comes to submitting an application to be approved for SSI benefits. But, with the right approach, some of our readers in Alabama may be able to put together a qualifying application.

At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients understand SSI benefits requirements. For more information about how we try to help Alabama residents, please visit the Supplemental Security Income overview page of our law firm's website. Those who qualify for these benefits oftentimes desperately need the financial resources they may be entitled to receive.

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