Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program designed to provide financial support to low-income people who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Generally, this program is available for disabled individuals who do not have enough taxable earnings to qualify for the Social Security Disability (SSDI) program. If you have worked at least five out of the last ten years and paid into the Social Security system then you will want to pursue Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.
Do I qualify for SSI?
SSI benefits are paid to disabled individuals that do not qualify for SSDI. You should consider applying if you meet these qualifications:
1. Do you have a medical condition that prevents your from working?
- You must provide documented evidence of how your condition prevents specific work activities
- An experienced professional can guide you through this part of the process
2. Do you meet the federal poverty guidelines?
- You must have limited monthly household income
- You can still apply for SSDI if you exceed the monthly household income limit
If you meet both qualifications, contact our office for a free evaluation to determine if you are entitled to SSI disability income. If you don’t meet federal poverty guidelines, you can still qualify for disability income through the SSDI Program.