Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Explained
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program designed to pay monthly benefits to you if you’re disabled, blind or over the age of 65 and have limited income and resources. Children with disabilities may also qualify for SSI.
Unlike Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, SSI benefits are not based on work history. The funding for SSI comes from general tax revenues – not from the Social Security taxes taken out of your paycheck.
If you qualify for SSI, you will most likely qualify for MediCal and food assistance, too. MediCal will help you pay for hospital stays, doctors’ bills, prescriptions and other health costs.
At Angelina Valle and Associates, we can help you apply for SSI benefits or appeal if you were denied. We can also help you with SSD benefits.
- SSI is Available to Those with Limited Income and Resources.
- Angelina Valle Can Help You With the Application Process.
- If You Were Denied SSI, Call Angelina Right Away.
Am I Eligible for SSI?
- 1 Over the age of 65;
- 2 blind; or
- 3 disabled.
- 1 have limited income
- 2 have limited resources
- 3 apply for any other cash benefits or payments for which you may be eligible, (for example, pensions, Social Security benefits)
- 4 file an application.
Additionally, children with disabilities qualify if diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that is expected to last for a period of no less than one full year or result in death.
If you think you may be eligible for SSI benefits or any other disability benefits, contact Angelina Valle and Associates today.
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Sherrie G., Milpitas, CA 11/03/2015
The Difference Between SSI and Social Security Disability (SSD)
SSD is for people who suffer with a disability and can no longer work. You may qualify for SSD if you have worked long enough and paid enough Social Security taxes.
If you haven’t paid enough money into the Social Security system to qualify for benefits, you may still be eligible to receive SSI. The government will review your income and determine what resources are available to you.
Let Angelina Valle and Associates help you apply for SSD and/or SSI benefits. We can also help you appeal if you were denied. If you have questions about SSD or SSI benefits, call us or fill out our contact form.Get Your FREE Consultation Now!