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Is SSI available to individuals without disabilities?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two forms of disability benefits that individuals may apply for through the Social Security Administration. Texans who are unable to work because of illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working may be able to apply for and receive financial support under these two programs. However, a disability is not the only way that a person may qualify for SSI.

If a person's financial limitations meet the conditions of the SSI program qualifications and they are at least 65 years of age they may also be able to pursue support in this way. Adults under the age of 65 must be considered blind or affected by a qualifying disability in order to apply for this form of financial assistance.

The financial requirements for qualifying for SSI based on one's age cover a range of topics. For example, a person who is financially in need of help may be required to demonstrate in their application their current sources of income to prove that they are unable to support themselves. Additionally, they may have to provide the Social Security Administration with a list of other assets and resources that they possess in order to provide the organization with a clear picture of their full economic situation.

When has reached retirement age but does not possess the saving or investments needed to care for themselves into the future, they may be able to secure support in the form of SSI. Seeking assistance from the Social Security Administration can be a confusing process and those to do so often utilize the help of legal professionals who make it their business to understand disability benefits law.

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