Supplemental Security Income
Not eligible for disability? You still have options!
Most disabled individuals attempt to receive Social Security disability benefits. The requirements for such benefits are strict and, if your disability is not expected to last for at least 12 months or if you are able to return to any type of work, your claim may be denied. Even after appealing the claim, you may not be able to receive Social Security disability; however, you could qualify instead for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The eligibility requirements for SSI are as follows:
- Age 65 or older;
- Blind; or
SSI comes in the form of a monthly payment and can be received as long as you are a low or no income individual. Income consists of any wages, Social Security benefits, and pensions, as well as food and shelter. As long as your total income minus a few deductions does not exceed the Nevada's SSI resource limit of $2,000-or $3,000, if you are married-you qualify for payment. Unlike Social Security disability, which can be requested online, you must schedule a face-to-face meeting at your local Social Security office to apply for SSI. Do so immediately and hire a quality Social Security disability attorney to guide you through the process.
Call Now to Discuss Your SSI Options
The lawyers at Shook & Stone maintain a detailed understanding of all current state and federal laws regarding Social Security disability and SSI. Our team can investigate your case in detail and will preserve any evidence that could be used to prove your eligibility for SSI benefits. Your initial consultation with our firm is free of charge and we offer our services for a contingency fee, making us completely affordable no matter your situation. Call now at (888) 662-2013 or fill out our case evaluation form to contact us online. A Reno SSI attorney from our firm could win the payment you need!