Learning More About Your SSI Application

Are you looking to learn more about submitting an SSI application? North Carolina legal professionals who specialize in the area of Social Security disability benefits encourage people who are unable to work and have little to no household income to apply for SSI. If you’re curious as to whether or not this program would be beneficial for you, this brief article should help. By explaining exactly what these benefits are and who is eligible to receive them, you should have all the information you need to determine whether or not legal assistance is necessary.

Who is Eligible for SSI?

On your SSI application, it will ask for information regarding your income and resources. Keep in mind that the screening process for these benefits can be quite thorough, simply to ensure that those taking advantage are truly deserving. You must have little to no income to qualify for SSI benefits. If you are financially eligible for benefits, your case must go through a medical review process. Typically, applicants’ claims will go through a five step sequential evaluation process, that includes a review of your work history and whether you are currently working, the severity of your medical condition, whether that condition meets or equals SSA’s medical listings, whether you can perform your past relevant work, and whether you can perform any other work in the national economy. If you’re an individual who has little to no income and are also disabled based on SSA’s rules and regulations, you may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

What Will I Be Paid?

If your SSI application is approved, the amount you are paid each month will depend on your individual circumstances. For example, if you’re receiving assistance from another source (including food, shelter, clothing, other living essentials, etc…) you may not receive the full amount of compensation. However, the standard amount without any deductions taken into account is $721 per month in 2014.

Should I Apply?

If you’re considering SSI benefits but aren’t sure how to get started, seek the assistance of a legal professional in your area who specializes in Social Security disability. He or she will be able to not only assess you situation to see if you’re a good candidate for this program, but they can also provide you with guidance throughout the application process. Because these government programs tend to be very strict in terms of how an applicant goes about the process, it can make a big difference to have a professional leading the way.

Are you considering applying for SSI benefits and live in North Carolina? If so, visit The Clauson Law Firm’s website at www.clausonlaw.com. Here, you’ll find more information regarding SSI, and you can also learn how to schedule your free case review with one of their legal professionals. Take the first step towards getting the benefits you deserve today.

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