Our firm has helped thousands of individuals get the federal assistance they need through various established government programs. Through our work over the decades since 2000, we have gained the knowledge and understanding needed to greatly improve your chances for a successful claim. Our Dothan Supplemental Security Income lawyers have helped clients throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and welcome the opportunity to give you the guidance you need in seeking benefits.
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Supplemental Security Income provides money to meet the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and the like for certain individuals.
In the case of disability, your disability must be complete enough that you cannot perform any type of work whether it is work that you previously did or other work for which you could be trained. Typically, you cannot own more than $2,000 in assets as a single person or up to $3,000 as a couple. Assets are anything of value other than your residence and one car or vehicle. This includes checking and savings accounts, other investments, IRAs and retirement accounts, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, annuities, and anything else of monetary value.
SSI is designed for those in financial distress; thus, you typically cannot make more than $783 in monthly income as a single person or $1,175 as a married couple in 2020. However, more complicated calculations exist that offer exclusions to countable income. You need to have your individual circumstances reviewed by our attorney to determine what can and cannot be counted towards income in your application.