The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is designed to provide financial assistance to adults and children who are disabled and therefore do not make a livable income. SSI differs from disability benefits in that it is funded by general tax revenues instead of social security taxes. Because it is funded by a different source, there are different criteria that applicants must meet. It should also be noted that eligible individuals can apply for and receive social security disability benefits in addition to SSI. Attorneys at AMA Law have worked a wide range of SSI cases and are well-trained to navigate the system to ensure you are able to obtain these benefits.
If you are 65 or older, blind, or disabled, you may be eligible for SSI benefits. Additionally, eligible applicants must have a limited income and inability to support themselves financially. Income limits vary between states, which is why it is important to enlist the services of an Oklahoma social security disability attorney at AMA Law. Additional resources are capped at $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for couples. These resources may refer to real estate assets or money in the bank. It is important to note that social security will not take into consideration all of your income or everything you own when determining your eligibility. An example of this would be to determine that your car, home, or the land your home resides is included when determining all of your resources or not. At AMA Law, our attorneys are prepared to go over your financial situation in-depth. If you are eligible to receive SSI benefits, we will guide you through each and every step of the process.
The Ins and Outs of SSI Benefits
If you are eligible to receive SSI benefits, you will receive them on a monthly basis. The specific amount of the payments are dependent upon your personal financial circumstance, which includes your yearly costs of living and whether or not you receive other types of benefits. As some people may be able to receive both SSI benefits and social security disability payments, your SSI benefits may be lower than those who receive SSI benefits solely. If you would like more information on the payment process for SSI benefits, please contact a lawyer at AMA Law today.
Contact AMA Law Today
At AMA Law, we have a team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys on staff that are well-equipped to work a wide range of cases. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have seen an array of different cases and understand how the system works. Our attorneys are committed to working closely with each and every client to ensure they receive the best possible representation. Located in Oklahoma City, we service individuals in Tulsa, Norman, and throughout the state of Oklahoma. If you are blind, disabled, or elderly and need assistance obtaining the benefits you need, please contact AMA Law today for your free consultation!