Supplemental Security Income Can Offer The Disabled Another Income Resource

by Staff | July 26th, 2013

July 26, 2013

For many who are unable to work due to a long-lasting mental or physical condition, benefits from the federal government, such as Social Security Disability, may be their only source of income. These funds are not always enough to make ends meet though, leaving a large portion of recipients looking for other income resources.

This is where Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can come into play. SSI is different from Social Security Disability in the sense that it is strictly based off of need and not work history. This leaves many citizens wondering what the qualifications for such benefits are.

The Social Security Administration, who oversees the distribution of SSI funds, explains that citizens who are over the age of 65-years-old, are blind, or who are disabled may be eligible for SSI benefits. These individuals must also have limited sources of income or resources for income. They must also hold United States citizenship or be in a certain category of legal alien.

Those who are interested in applying for such benefits can either fill out the necessary paperwork at a local Social Security Administration office or go online and complete the application.

The Supplemental Security Income Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are aware of just how life-changing receiving SSI benefits can be for some and are here to answer any questions an individual considering applying for such benefits may have.

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