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If you are unable to work because of a disability, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) system, disabled workers and children could receive valuable financial benefits for their impairments. This program, run by the Social Security Administration (SSA), also allows recipients to qualify for and receive Medicaid when applicable.

If you believe you may be eligible for Sandy Springs SSI benefits, speak with a knowledgeable disability attorney at our firm. A skilled advocate for the disabled can help determine your eligibility for aid and work toward filing a successful claim.

What Disabilities Does SSI Cover?

The SSA does not provide benefits for partial or short-term disabilities. Qualifying impairments must be permanent, last more than one year, or be expected to result in death. To determine whether someone is eligible for SSI benefits, the SSA goes by its Disability Evaluation manual, a “blue book” which describes the conditions that can qualify an applicant for benefits.

To receive SSI benefits, your condition must satisfy these requirements and be severe enough to prevent you from having gainful employment. The SSA also looks at whether you could reasonably perform any job(s) you held prior to your disability, and whether you could do other work based on your limitations, age, education, and skills.

Financial Qualifications for SSI Benefits in Sandy Springs

The other primary qualification for SSI benefits is your financial status. In considering whether you are financially qualified, the SSA looks at your regular income as well as your countable assets. Financial qualifications may vary depending on whether you are married.

Single persons cannot own more than $2,000 in countable assets to qualify. For married couples, the limit is $3,000 in assets. For the purposes of SSI benefits, countable assets generally include anything of value except for your home, personal vehicle, and a few other case-specific assets.

Qualifying income limits are more complicated and can change from year to year. For the purposes of SSI, the SSA considers wages earned from work along with most additional sources of monetary gain as income, such as retirement benefits, unemployment benefits, gifts from friends, and other types of support or income.

Amount of SSI Benefits Given

The amount of benefits granted under the SSI program fluctuates according to inflation an the cost of living adjustment. Benefits may also be available for those who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Let a Sandy Springs Attorney Help You File for SSI Benefits

Pursuing Supplement Security Income benefits is often frustrating, as the SSA initially denies more than half of the applications it receives in Georgia. This leads to many applicants finding it helpful to learn more about Sandy Springs SSI benefits from a qualified Social Security disability law firm.

If you have questions about your Social Security rights, a dedicated hearing claims advocate can advise you about whether you may be eligible for SSI benefits, offer insight on the application process, and even represent you in appealing a denied application. Call today for more information about getting assistance with your claim.

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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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