Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Supplemental Security Income

by Staff | January 3rd, 2014

January 3, 2014

There are millions of Americans who cannot work because they are inhibited by a physical or mental condition. While a majority of these individuals may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, many others may have their claims denied. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates approximately 60 percent of initial claims are rejected.

Just because an individual does not qualify for disability benefits does not mean all hope is lost though. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that a disabled person may still qualify for Supplemental Security Income.

According to an article from C-SPAN News, the Supplemental Security Income program was launched in 1972 as a way to help assist the disabled with the costs and expenses of items that are needed for everyday living.

In order to be considered eligible for Supplemental Security Income Benefits, an individual must have limited resources for income as well as be disabled, over the age of 65-years-old, or blind. An individual must also be a United States citizen or legal resident to qualify.

Individuals suffering from certain conditions may also qualify for presumptive benefits, which allows for expedited payments to be made to a claimant.

The attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know just how complex the laws and rules surrounding the approval of disability benefits can be. That is why the firm suggests anyone considering applying for such benefits to discuss their case with an attorney.

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