What Are The Qualifications For Supplemental Security Income Eligibility?

Jul 15, 2013 | Social Security Disability Insurance

Expert SSD Lawyers at Newlin Disability


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 Newlin Disability 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.

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If you’re navigating the complexities of Social Security disability claims, Newlin Disability is here to provide expert guidance and support. Reach out to our experienced team today, and let us help you understand your options, streamline the application process, and maximize your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve.