Houston SSI Lawyer
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
- SSI is Available to Those with Limited Income and Resources
- Victor Makris and His Team Can Help You With the Application or Denial Process
- If You Were Denied SSI, Call the SSI Attorneys at Makris Law Firm Right Away
When you can’t work and haven’t paid enough in taxes into the Social Security system, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a federal program designed to pay monthly benefits to you if you’re blind, disabled, or over the age of 65 and have limited resources and income. Children with disabilities may also qualify for SSI.
Unlike the way Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are awarded, SSI benefits don’t depend on your work history. The funding for SSI comes from general tax revenues – not from the Social Security taxes taken out of your wages.
If you qualify for SSI, you’ll probably also qualify for Medicaid and food assistance, too. Medicaid will help you pay for hospital stays, doctors’ bills, prescriptions and other healthcare costs.
The Makris Law Firm has SSI attorneys that can help you apply for SSI benefits or appeal if you were denied. The Makris Law Firm can also help you with SSD benefits.
Are You Eligible for SSI?
If you are:
- over the age of 65
- blind; or
- have limited income
- have limited resources
- apply for any other cash benefits or payments for which you may be eligible, (for example, pensions, Social Security benefits)
- file an application.
Children with disabilities may also qualify if diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that is expected to last for a period of no less than 12 full months or result in death.
If you think you or a loved one may be eligible for SSI benefits or any other disability benefits, contact our Houston office today.
Understanding the Differences Between SSD and SSI
Social Security Disability (SSD) may be available to you if you suffer with a disability and will be unable to work for 12 full months or longer. You may qualify for SSD if you’ve worked long enough and paid enough Social Security taxes from your wages while you worked.
If you haven’t paid enough money into the Social Security system to meet the qualifications for SSD benefits, you may still be eligible to receive SSI. The government will review your income and determine what resources are available to you.
Let the disability attorneys at Makris Law Firm help you apply for SSD and/or SSI benefits. We can also help you file an appeal if you were denied. If you have questions about SSD or SSI benefits, call us today or fill out our contact form.
Call our office today, (888) 816-8721, to discuss your case, or fill out the form below!