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Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Are you Eligible?

Are you aware of the fact that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is designated for disabled individuals with limited income and assets?

In the state of Massachusetts, this program is administered by both the federal and Massachusetts state governments. With each state having different requirements for eligibility, you may find yourself confused as you search for answers.

Fortunately, we can step in and help you understand if you are eligible.

All federal requirements are the same, including the following:

  • You must be either over the age of 65, blind, or disabled.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have little or no monthly income.
  • Your assets – minus your home and your car – cannot exceed $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a married couple.

Unfortunately, 70 percent of all applications are denied. Many people are denied due to nothing more than a lack of knowledge during the application process.

The rules and regulations set forth by the Social Security Administration are complex. If you don’t understand what you are doing, it is likely you will be denied.

With the assistance of an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, you will better your chance of having your application approved.

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