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Every year, thousands of people apply for SSI benefits only to be denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These denials usually occur because applicants did not meet the eligibility requirements or because they did not provide the proper documentation.

To qualify for SSI, a person must be blind or disabled and have limited income. In the context of SSI, a person is considered disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits their ability to participate in major life activities.

If you are considering applying for disability benefits and have questions about Alpharetta SSI eligibility, consider speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. In addition, if the SSA denied your application for SSI benefits, our team of Social Security disability attorneys can help you file an appeal and potentially secure the benefits you deserve.

Meeting the Eligibility Criteria for Disability

One of the hardest eligibility requirements to meet for SSI in Alpharetta is proving that you have a medical disability. This requires demonstrating both a relevant medical diagnosis and treatment records, as well as the impact the disability has on your life.

When considering an SSI application, the SSA looks for evidence of the claimed disability and whether it renders the individual unable to do any substantially gainful activity. For example, if someone suffers a loss of function but can still work, they would not be considered eligible for SSI benefits. Furthermore, the condition must be expected to last for at least 12 months and continuously impact your ability to earn sufficient income.

Meeting the Financial Criteria

In addition to meeting the disability requirement, another important component of SSI eligibility in Alpharetta is demonstrating that you meet the financial criteria. To be eligible for SSI benefits, you cannot have more than $2,000 in countable assets. The Social Security Administration takes bank accounts, cars, homes, and other assets into consideration to determine whether an individual meets this income threshold.

There is also an income limit you cannot pass if you want to be considered for SSI. The income limit is currently set at $794 per month for an individual and $1,191 per month for a married couple.

However, not all income is considered income in the context of SSI eligibility. Therefore, an individual or couple may make more than the threshold and still qualify for SSI benefits. The SSA counts income earned from work, money received in kind or from sources such as workers’ compensation or veterans’ disability benefits, and line items such as free food and shelter against a person’s or couple’s income limit for the purposes of SSI eligibility.

Speak with an Alpharetta Attorney about SSI Eligibility

If you have questions about Alpharetta SSI eligibility or are a first-time applicant, consider speaking with an experienced Social Security lawyer who can help bolster your eligibility in an initial application. The Social Security Administration rejects a vast majority of the people who apply for SSI benefits, so if you’ve already been denied, do not hesitate to reach out to our Social Security disability law firm for assistance with filing an appeal. Call today to speak to one of our disability advocates about your eligibility for SSI benefits.

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    With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta, we provide legal assistance to people throughout Georgia and the Southeast in all matters of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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