Supplemental Security Income is a program that helps many disabled people with low incomes and few resources. The program is available to many people, including those who are not eligible for Social Security disability benefits because they do not have the requisite work history. The funds for SSI benefits come from the U.S. Treasury instead of from the Social Security trust fund.
Last week, we talked about some of the eligibility requirements for SSI benefits. Among other things, a recipient must have a low income and few resources, must meet certain residency requirements and must meet the definition of disabled. People who meet these requirements can apply for SSI benefits.
Many people find the road to SSI benefits to be a rocky one, however. It is not uncommon for people to be turned down by the government, both on original application and on reconsideration. Fortunately, there is an appeals process, and many applicants have had success when they have a SSI lawyer at their side during the process.
Attorney David Dopkin has more than 20 years of experience with helping SSI applicants with their claims. Many of our clients are living with a broad range of illnesses and disabilities that prohibit them from maintaining gainful employment. We offer our clients skilled and relentless advocacy on their behalf.
We thoroughly evaluate all of our clients’ cases and provide them with personalized service tailored to their needs. The appeals process can be involved and complicated; we stand by our clients every step of the way. For more information on SSI claims, see the SSI page on our website.