Supplemental Security Insurance Attorneys
Many individuals across Michigan are disabled and unable to work. Like many people, they have little to no pension, no savings account and no other resources to turn to. In addition, many of these individuals have not worked long enough or recently enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD), and therefore are not eligible for SSD. However, the federal government offers Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) to fill in the gap and help those who are disabled from work and with no where to turn.
SSI is a government program managed by the Social Security Administration. It provides payments to adults or children who are disabled and have limited income and resources.
SSI is similar to Social Security Disability (SSD), except if your incomes or resources are too high, you will be turned down for benefits no matter how disabled you are. The benefit of SSI is to qualify you don’t need to meet the strict work history requirements that are needed to receive SSD.
The rules for income and resource limits are very complicated. Only SSA representatives and qualified Michigan social security attorneys can help you determine your income and resources for purposes of qualifying for SSI.
For adults applying for SSI, being disabled means you are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment. In addition, the disability must have lasted or expected to last for a period of at least 12 months.
Proving you are disabled under these strict federal guidelines is very difficult. If you have applied for SSI and have been denied, it is important you contact a Michigan social security lawyer to represent you for your claim. The appeal process usually entails a hearing before a social security magistrate and the proper paperwork and medical evidence must be presented if you are to be successful.
The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, P.C. has been helping the disabled winMichigansocial security cases for 40 years throughout the state ofMichigan.
Please contact Michigan social security lawyers at 1-800-533-3733 or complete a free and confidential consultation form now.