When an Alabama resident is blind or disabled, has limited income and resources and is 65 or older, that individual can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). People tend to focus on what is perceived as the most important aspect of a claim -- the disability or blindness -- and forget that their resources must be limited to be approved for SSI benefits. Understanding resources is a critical factor to get the benefits. Failure to do so can result in denied SSI claims. For these issues, it might be useful to have legal advice.
There are millions of Americans, including many in Alabama, who are benefitting from the stability and growth we are seeing in the national economy. However, there are also some people who have never had a chance to participate in the workforce, oftentimes due to a physical or mental disability. For those individuals, applying to receive Supplemental Security Income may be their only shot to get much needed financial support.
Our readers in Alabama may have seen many of our previous posts here that describe the desperately needed financial help that Social Security Disability benefits provide to people who have injuries or illnesses that prevent them from continuing to work. However, there is another program that is administered by the Social Security Administration that can be just as crucial in terms of a financial lifeline: Supplemental Security Income, commonly referred to as "SSI."
Our readers in Alabama may know that Supplemental Security Income is a benefit that is designed by the government to help some of the most financially disadvantaged individuals out there. However, what is lesser known about SSI is that there are strict eligibility guidelines that must be met to be approved to receive SSI. An applicant's income and financial resources could impact SSI eligibility.
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.
Many people in Mobile, Alabama and the rest of the country would be recipients of Supplemental Security Income. Those who have been receiving these benefits for several years would know that the Social Security Administration conducts certain disability reviews periodically in order to assess the continuity of the disability for which the individual is receiving SSI. This blog post is meant to provide the newer recipients of SSI an overview of what exactly the Continuing Disability Reviews are.
Many people in our country have to deal with a disabling medical condition, blindness or advanced age on a day-to-day basis. In fact, not only do those people have to deal with the physical discomfort but also have to deal with the financial challenges that arise out of that. According to the guidelines set by the Social Security Administration, those people may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, which is a federal program that offers monthly cash benefits to those who qualify for the eligibility criteria.
Many readers in Mobile, Alabama would know that the Social Security Administration offers Supplemental Security Income to individuals and couples who are disabled, blind or over the age of 65 years. The SSA, however, provides the benefits after it has determined that the resources of the applicant are limited and without SSI, they would not be able to meet even the most basic everyday expenses. The SSI, therefore, assesses the resources of an SSI claimant before acknowledging their eligibility to claim benefits.
Mobile, Alabama residents would be aware of the Supplemental Security Income program, which is run by the Social Security Administration. The purpose of the SSI program is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who have limited or no income because of a disabling condition such as physical impairments or illnesses, blindness or old age. The money such people receive in the form of SSI helps in meeting the expenses for basic necessities such as food clothing and shelter.
The previous blog post introduced the Social Security Administration's Plan to Achieve Self-Support provision. As Mobile, Alabama residents may know, the PASS provision is applicable to those recipients of Supplemental Security Income who try to work despite their disability. The previous blog post mentions the information that an applicant needs at the time of setting up PASS.