Supplemental Security Income in Panama City
Are you eligible to claim Supplemental Security Income?
Unlike SSDI, Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") is an income and asset program which is only available to those whose current income and financial resources are below a government mandated threshold. The requirements for establishing the disability required to be eligible for SSI are the same as for
SSDI benefits, namely that you must have an injury or illness(Physical or psychological) that prevents you from working for at least a year or which is expected to be fatal.
How much can I receive in Supplemental Security Income benefits?
The amount which you can be paid for SSI depends on a number of factors, including your current income, your living arrangements, the number of people with whom you live and the type of income you are now receiving. The Social Security Administration states that the maximum payable amount is currently $698 for an individual or $1,048 for a couple, figures which are computed based on the current Consumer Price Index and cost of living. Florida is one of several states across the country which provides additional payments to bolster the federal SSI benefits.
Do I need an attorney to help me claim SSI in Panama City?
While you are not required to hire a lawyer to represent in you in your claim for SSI benefits, it is highly advisable that you do so in order to avoid common mistakes which could result in an unfair denial of your application. The team at Shepard Law can assist you in preparing your claim, ensuring that it includes the necessary documentation of your medical condition and can represent you in an appeal in the event that your claim is denied. The team at Shepard Law can help you explore all available sources of benefits, including Medicare & Medicaid, making it possible for you to receive the largest amount possible to support yourself and your family.