The Supplemental Security Income program is designed to pay disability benefits to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources, and who may be ineligible for SSD benefits due to inadequate work history. SSI provides monthly income benefits up to a certain amount each month. Additionally, individuals who are eligible for SSI benefits are often eligible for additional services, such as:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps
- Other social services
Depending on the situation, you may be eligible for both SSD and SSI benefits.
SSI benefits require income and asset eligibility requirements. There are many resources and sources of income that are not included in determining eligibility. It is important to have your situation reviewed by an experienced SSD and SSI lawyer who can help you determine if you are eligible and assist you in preparing your application for benefits. Our Pittsburgh SSI attorneys have the knowledge and experience to effectively guide you through this process.
Discuss your personal situation in a free consultation with an experienced Supplemental Security Income attorney in Pittsburgh. Call 412-353-3572 or toll free 800-639-4314, or contact Dugan & Associates, P.C., online to arrange a free consultation.
Am I Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits?
It can be frustrating to learn that your work history plays a significant role in whether or not you will be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. If you have not worked for many years, or have not worked consistently over the past several years, you may not have contributed enough to the Social Security program, through Social Security taxes, to be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. It is important not to get discouraged by this ineligibility factor. There are still government programs that may offer the assistance you need.
Learn about the difference between SSD and SSI.
Contact Our Pennsylvania SSI Attorneys at Dugan & Associates, P.C.
If you have questions about SSI, want to learn if you may be entitled to benefits or have been denied SSI benefits, schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our law firm. Contact Dugan & Associates, P.C., online or call 412-353-3572 or toll free 800-639-4314.