Experienced Legal Representation for Claims
Social Security Income (SSI) is a federal program of financial assistance for people in need that is available through the Social Security Administration (SSA). It provides assistance to both adults and children who have limited income or resources. If you need help applying for this program or if you have applied and been denied, you can turn to The Gil Law Firm for experienced legal representation.
Why Choose The Gil Law Firm?
Our firm has helped thousands of individuals get the federal assistance they need through various established government programs. Through our work over the decades since 2000, we have gained the knowledge and understanding needed to greatly improve your chances for a successful claim. Our Dothan Supplemental Security Income lawyers have helped clients throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and welcome the opportunity to give you the guidance you need in seeking benefits.
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Supplemental Security Income provides money to meet the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and the like for certain individuals.
Qualifications for this program include:
- You must be at least 65 years of age or blind or disabled
- You must have a certain limit of monthly resources or income
- You must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen resident who meets certain requirements
- You must be residing in the U.S. or the Mariana Islands
In the case of disability, your disability must be complete enough that you cannot perform any type of work whether it is work that you previously did or other work for which you could be trained. Typically, you cannot own more than $2,000 in assets as a single person or up to $3,000 as a couple. Assets are anything of value other than your residence and one car or vehicle. This includes checking and savings accounts, other investments, IRAs and retirement accounts, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, annuities, and anything else of monetary value.
SSI is designed for those in financial distress; thus, you typically cannot make more than $783 in monthly income as a single person or $1,175 as a married couple in 2020. However, more complicated calculations exist that offer exclusions to countable income. You need to have your individual circumstances reviewed by our attorney to determine what can and cannot be counted towards income in your application.
Legal Help with Applications & Denials
Whether you are applying for the first time for SSI or have previously applied and been denied, our firm can provide the knowledgeable assistance you need. We can ensure that initial applications provide all the necessary information and documentation as well as handle any requests for reconsideration through the SSA. Because we have decades of experience in handling applications and appeals of these federal programs, we know how to make proper submissions that have the best chance for success.