SSI Attorney

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program administered by the Social Security Administration is available to individuals who are eligible for Social Security benefits but have limited resources and income. It is necessary to be disabled and have a low enough income to qualify for the program. If you have a legal right to these benefits, a SSI attorney at Thurswell Law will help you submit your initial request for benefits or manage an appeal if your application is denied.

Michigan SSI Attorney

Qualifying for SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration measures both the income and assets of a person who applies for SSI. If you are unemployed or working part time, when you make very little money because of a disabling condition, you can still apply for benefits if your income is low enough.

General revenues fund the SSI program, not the taxes that fund Social Security, and benefits are not based on the applicant’s work history. However, qualifying for SSI is judged similarly to qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and you must fit into the “disabled” category.

Are You Considered Disabled?

Parameters that are taken into consideration when disability benefits are being weighed:

  • You are not working, or you are working but your average monthly earnings do not exceed a certain amount.
  • You have a severe enough medical condition that significantly limits your ability to do basic work for at least a year.
  • Your medical condition is included in the SSI’s List of Impairments which identifies conditions considered automatically disabling by law.
  • You are prevented from doing the work you did before because of your disability.
  • You cannot do other work because of your medical condition.

A person’s disability is carefully measured when they apply for disability benefits, as well as their ability to do other types of work even though their disability has prevented them from doing their usual job. Applying for SSI benefits will vary from applying for general disability, which makes it all the more important to have a SSI attorney on your side guiding you through the process.

The Importance of Hiring an SSI Attorney

Many people rely on the government to deliver benefits that allow them to meet their basic needs every month. For some people, this is the only source of income they have. Unfortunately, applying for benefits like this can be complicated and discouraging. There is a lot of paperwork and many hoops to jump through, and it is easy to make an error that can result in you being denied benefits.

You don’t want to wait longer than necessary for benefits you and your family need to survive – an SSI attorney intimately familiar with the application and appeals processes can help you navigate the system in a timely and efficient manner, so you can get the financial relief you deserve and do not have to struggle to make ends meet.

Hire Thurswell Law to Help You Secure SSI Benefits

If you have been denied disability benefits, you have the right to an appeal and to be represented by an attorney who will fight to secure your benefits. If you believe you are entitled to benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program, schedule a free initial consultation with a SSI attorney at Thurswell Law as soon as possible. Your chances of being approved for SSI benefits increase tenfold when you are represented by legal counsel.

Even if you don’t choose to use our services at Thurswell Law, you can spend time with one of our SSI attorneys to discuss disability requirements – and learn about the advantages of having a legal expert on your side. You are only charged a fee if we win your case. Contact us today at 866-354-5544 to schedule your free consultation.