Supplemental Security Income
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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are cash payments made to you for your basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter if you are verifiably disabled, are over age 65, and your income/resources fall under the requisite amount set forth by SSA.
Generally, SSI benefits are available if you:
Are verifiably disabled or at least 65 years of age,
Have limited income from your wages, pensions, or Social Security benefits, and
Have resources that are worth $2,000 or less for an individual and $3,000 for a couple, and
Reside in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
These requirements seem simple, but Social Security regulations are not. We help you walk through the maze required to be successful in getting SSI benefits awarded to you.
What we do for you:
We meet with you and hear you out, asking questions along the way.
We become experts on you and your situation.
We analyze the medical information for use in making the strongest case for you to receive the maximum benefits.
We tell you what medical documents we need and help you get them, using them to fill out the pile of paperwork required for such cases.
Most importantly, when everything is assembled, we complete all necessary forms and questionnaires to file your claim, without creating costly and messy mistakes that need to be fixed later.
We take you, step-by-step, through the filing and pursuing your claim, including preparation for Consultative Examinations, communications with SSA, and filing correct and timely appeals.
Along the way, we keep apprised of your medical conditions and your doctor’s view of those conditions.
We explore with you any relevant physical and mental conditions that could help establish your claim and advise you as to obtaining this evidence to prove your disability.
If your claim is scheduled for an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing, we schedule your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge, fully prepare any relevant medical evidence, and complete your evidence file with ALJ. We fully prepare you to testify, including what you can expect about the conduct of the hearing, the ALJ, and answer other questions you may have. You are not alone in this.
We attend the hearing with you and shepherd your case through approval.
We make sure cash awards are enforced and paid out to you.
We see the case through, from beginning to end, keeping you informed all along the way (with copies of all documents for your files).
We have been very successful at having claims awarded for the maximum benefits, but we will stand with you through appeal, and sue for cash benefits before the US District Court if necessary.
Sima is a former Senior Attorney Advisor at the Social Security Administration with more than 21 years of experience successfully handling these cases in private practice. We know what we are doing and use our expertise to avoid costly mistakes and give you the best chance of receiving the maximum benefits.