December 6, 2013
The federal government offers assistance to citizens who are permanently disabled through programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, a common question is whether individuals living in the United States who are not citizens can receive the same benefits. The Supplemental Security Income Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that the answer to that question is yes, if they meet certain requirements.
The Social Security Administration states an alien may qualify for SSI if they fall under one of seven categories, as well as meet other conditions.
The categories of qualified aliens include those who were:
These individuals must also:
The law firm’s attorneys recognize how complex the qualifications for Alien SSI Benefits can be. That’s why the firm suggests discussing your case with an attorney if you are considering applying for SSI benefits.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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