If you’re disabled and struggling to make ends meet, getting Supplemental Security Income may prove helpful with finances, and it’s a program more and more disabled workers are taking advantage of.
Statistics from the Social Security Administration show a steady increase in the rate at which Supplemental Security Income is being given. In 2005, payments were made to an estimated one out of every six disability beneficiaries and one out of seven disabled workers. By 2012, rates had swelled to include one out of every seven disability recipients and one of every eight disabled workers.
So what does it take to meet Supplemental Security Income eligibility requirements? Rules state a recipient must be either 65-years of age or older, blind, or considered disabled. The individual must also be a citizen and resident of the United States, meet limited income requirements, and have limited resources for income.
Lawmakers are considering changes to the requirements for limited resources though, as the current rules have proven to restrain recipients from being able to save enough money to cover expenses.
To be considered for Supplemental Security Income, one must simply complete an application; however, the processes of applying for benefits can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to have a knowledgeable Social Security Disability Attorney by your side through each step of the process.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our team of lawyers has helped numerous clients get the benefits they deserve and want to do the same for you. Just give us a call to discuss your needs today.