Plymouth SSI Lawyer
Have you become disabled and unable to work? Do you need help financially supporting yourself? If so, you may be eligible for benefits. Contact a qualified SSI lawyer in Plymouth for assistance with your claim.
Supplemental security income (SSI) benefits are designed to help individuals with disabilities provide for themselves financially when they are unable to earn a living. This differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, in that disabled people need not have earned a certain number of work credits in order to qualify. However, being approved for SSI benefits can be more of a challenge than you might think.
If you are struggling financially after being diagnosed with a disability and are unsure of where to turn, reach out to a highly trained Plymouth SSI lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC to further discuss your case. We’ll work diligently to obtain the approval you need to stay afloat in your time of need.
Who Is Eligible for Supplemental Security Income Benefits?
In order to be eligible for SSI benefits, there are several requirements you need to meet. First, you need to be a citizen of the U.S. and reside either in one of the 50 states, the Northern Mariana Islands or the District of Columbia, or be a member of the U.S. military and stationed anywhere in the world,.
You will also need to be either legally blind or disabled in some way, and have little to no income available to you due to your inability to earn a living. As long as these criteria have been met, you will be eligible for SSI benefits. However, it is not uncommon for even the most deserving claimant to be denied, so you should always prepare to, at least initially, receive a denial.
How to Appeal a Denied SSI Claim
Even if your claim is denied, you have the right to file an appeal. Your attorney can take a closer look at your case and determine why your claim was denied. Maybe you failed to provide necessary medical documentation, or the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes that you have more income available than you actually do.
In any case, your lawyer will figure out what needs to be done to get your claim approved and file a reconsideration request with the SSA, which will involve another SSA representative reviewing your case. If the denial is upheld at this level, we can request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). Fortunately, the vast majority of SSI claims are resolved at this level of appeals.
Contact a SSI Lawyer in Plymouth
To learn more about how an experienced Plymouth SSI lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC could help you get your application approved or your denial overturned, schedule a free consultation at our office. We can be reached by phone at 617-742-1170 or through the quick submission form at the bottom of this page.