Many disabled Americans struggle to make ends meet. While many are able to receive Social Security Disability, the Social Security Administration denies more than 70 percent of initial claims. Even still, many who are lucky enough to have their disability claim approved still do not pull in enough benefits to cover everyday living expenses.
This is where Supplemental Security Income can come into play, but many question what the standards for Supplemental Security Income Eligibility may be.
First, it is important to examine exactly what Supplemental Security Income is. The benefit is provided to those who are 65-years-of-age or older, who are blind, or who are disabled. Furthermore, an individual must have limited sources of income and income resources.
An individual may not have income resources totaling more than $2,000, while a couple may only have resources of no more than $3,000. Personal items, such as homes, cars, clothing, and furniture are not used to figure a claimant’s resources.
A person may still qualify for SSI if they own a piece of valuable property they are trying to sell as well.
Once approved, these benefits will continue to be paid to a claimant until their living situation changes.
The Supplemental Security Income Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the intricacies of the laws overseeing Supplemental Security Income claims and may be able to help if you are considering applying for such benefits or have a claim that was denied in the past.