Social Security Benefits Attorneys

SSA Highlights Need For Supplemental Security Income Recipients To Report Wages

by Staff | October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013

For those who do not have enough resources for income to support themselves and their families due to a disability, the government provides several options for assistance. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that one of the most common benefits dispersed to those in need is a benefit known as Supplemental Security Income.

This benefit is offered to individuals who are over the age of 65-years-old, blind, or disabled. While programs like Social Security Disability consider work history in the approval process, Supplemental Security Income is considered to be strictly a need-based benefit. This means the amount an individual is awarded is based off of their annual income.

That is why the Social Security Administration says that it is so important for those who receive these benefits to report the wages they earn to the agency to ensure they are paid the proper amount of benefits. Reporting wages can be achieved by visiting a local Social Security office, or by calling or writing as well. The agency also has an app for Smartphones that can be utilized to report wages.

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin’s team of attorneys recognize how complicated the process of claiming and receiving benefits can be for the disabled. That is why the firm is here to help anyone who is considering applying for such assistance and has questions regarding how the claim will be handled.