Supplemental Security Income (also known as SSI benefits) is a program that offers financial assistance to adults and children who have disabilities, as well as Americans 65 and older. When you apply for SSI benefits, you will have to have quite a bit of documentation and information to help the process go more smoothly. But first, it’s important to understand what SSI benefits are so that when you apply for disability you have a better understanding of the process.
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Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?
There are quite a few ways that you can qualify for these benefits. For one, if you’re 65 or older, you’re eligible. Additionally, those who are blind or disabled can qualify. Some people who have limited income and resources can apply as well. There are certain qualifications people must meet in order to satisfy these requirements, so having the right documentation will be critical.
How Much Will SSI Provide?
Once it is determined that you have met the requirements to qualify for SSI benefits, now the amount of money you can receive each month will be set. Your average lifetime earnings will be one of the determining factors in your disability payments—you can visit the Social Security website to pull up this information. The amount can also be affected by other benefits you receive, such as workers’ comp. In 2018, the monthly payment is up to $750 for one person or $1,125 for a couple, but that amount can vary depending on several factors.
How to Get SSI
To start receiving your benefits, you will need to file for them. You can do this online if you have access to a computer with Internet, or you can call the Social Security office to set up an appointment with your nearest office and fill out the application in person.
What if I am Denied Benefits?
Some people may not qualify when they apply. In fact, up to 70 percent of applications are denied. If you are one of these people, you can file for an appeal, which can help to increase your chances of qualifying. If this seems daunting, or you aren’t sure what you need to do to have a better outcome the next time, you can contact a consulting firm such as Pri-Your-ity Services to help. We have a team of experts on hand who can go over your application with you, determine why you were denied, and let you know if there is information that can help you achieve a better outcome the next time.
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