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Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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If you are age 65 or older, or suffering from a serious disability such as blindness, you could be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This federal government program offers monthly benefits to help aged, low-income, or disabled individuals meet their basic living needs. In order to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, you must demonstrate that your income and liquefiable assets are below a certain state level, and that you have a medical condition preventing your employment.

Rules for Obtaining SSI

SSI benefits specifically target individuals with low-income and few resources. Resources such as cash, real estate, bank accounts, stocks, or investments are taken into consideration when determining eligibility.

The resource limits to qualify for SSI benefits are as follows:

  • Single individual: $2,000
  • Married couple: $3,000

The program also provides federal cash payments of up to $721 per month for basic necessities such as food and shelter.

Our firm, The Bernstein Law Offices, is able to help you navigate the complex application process. We have helped many aging or disabled victims and their families collect their benefits. With years of experience and an "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau, you can rely on us to aggressively fight for your interests. Each Maryland Social Security disability lawyer on our team understands the Social Security disability process and can represent you in dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Discuss Your Eligibility with an SSI Attorney from Our Firm

We encourage you to call us as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team. If you are approved for SSI, you may also be able to receive vital medical coverage, as well as housing benefits under Section 8.

Discuss your case with an attorney at The Bernstein Law Offices today. We can help you understand whether or not you are eligible for SSI, and assist you in the complicated application process. Learn more in your complimentary, no-obligation consultation.