Understanding Supplemental Security Income
Not all disabled employees qualify to receive Social Security benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. You may not be eligible for this assistance if you have not worked long enough to pay into this system with your Social Security taxes. However, you do have other options. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may provide the financial support you need.
Qualifying for SSI benefits can be difficult to manage alone, which is why you should retain our team at Garner & Arnic, LLP. Our lawyers have helped thousands of Texans find financial relief through government programs, and they are ready to help you too. You can consult with us for free to learn more about SSI and your options.
The Differences Between SSI And SSDI
SSI and SSDI are both federal programs that are designed to assist disabled workers. One main difference between these programs is how they are funded.
- SSDI benefits are pulled from money accrued through the Social Security taxes that are drawn from a worker’s paycheck.
- Federal taxes are used to pay SSI benefits to disabled employees who have not worked or who have not earned enough to qualify for SSDI.
To receive SSI benefits, you will need to prove that you meet the program’s income requirements. Our lawyers are deeply familiar with these prerequisites. We can review your bank statements, medical records and other important documents that may determine how much money you are entitled to receive.
Guiding You Through The Application Process
If you are ready to move forward with your SSI application, we can guide you through all steps involved. We will help you:
- Gather all necessary information
- Complete your application
- File your application with the appropriate agency
- Interpret and respond to Social Security Administration (SSA) requests
Should your application for benefits be denied, our attorneys are qualified to represent you in appeals.
We do not want your financial concerns to prevent you from receiving skilled legal advice, so we do not charge for initial consultations for residents in Houston and the surrounding areas. In addition, we will not charge attorney fees until we get the results that you deserve.