Michigan SSI Lawyers – Supplemental Security Insurance
Many individuals across Michigan are disabled and unable to work. With little to no pension, no savings account and no other resources to turn to, many individuals have not worked long enough or recently enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) and are not eligible for SSD.
However, the federal government offers Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) to fill in the gap and help those who are disabled from work and with no where to turn.
SSI is a government program managed by the Social Security Administration. It provides payments to adults or children who are disabled and have limited income and resources.
What Is the Difference Between SSD and SSI?
SSI is similar to Social Security Disabled (SSD), except if your income or resources are too high, you will be turned down for benefits no matter how disabled you are. However, you may be eligible for SSI. In addition, to qualify for SSI you don’t need to meet the strict work history requirements necessary for SSD.
To qualify for SSI, your monthly income cannot exceed something called the federal benefit rate (FBR). In addition, your resources cannot exceed certain limits. These resources include cash or another asset that be converted to cash and used for support. SSI disability payments are usually only available to U.S. citizens.
The rules for income and resource limits are very complicated. Only qualified Michigan Social Security lawyers and SSA representatives can help you determine your income and resources for purposes of qualifying for SSI.
Who is Eligible for SSI?
For adults applying for SSI, being disabled means you are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment. In addition, the disability must have lasted or expected to last for a period of at least 12 months. You also must meet the limited resource requirements explained above.
Children are also eligible for SSI in certain situations.
Proving you are disabled and eligible for SSI under the current strict federal guidelines is very difficult. If you have applied for SSI and have been denied, it is important you contact a Michigan Social Security lawyer to represent you for your claim. The appeal process usually entails a hearing before a social security magistrate and the proper paperwork and medical evidence must be presented if you are to be successful.
What To Do Next
If you have applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI and have been denied, or if you need help in applying for disability benefits, please call LEE FREE at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) so we can answer any questions you may have and get the process started.
Our team of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys is dedicated to helping you get benefits. Every day, we help individuals likes you obtain their Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.
Please call LEE FREE and Michigan Social Security Disability lawyers at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about Social Security Disability benefit law.
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Q: What kind of medical coverage can I receive with Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
A: Typically (and in most states), beneficiaries are automatically eligible for Medicaid.