Ohio Supplemental Security Income Disability Attorneys in Columbus
For over 30 years, Gary J. Pandora and Darin G. Kendall have helped clients navigate the complex Social Security process and obtain their disability benefits. Their mission is to provide vigorous, effective and compassionate representation for the disabled seeking benefits from Social Security.
Determining Eligibility for SSI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to claimants in need who do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits based upon insufficient work credits. The medical criteria for disability is the same for both programs.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific guidelines for SSI eligibility, which can be found on the official SSI website. SSI benefits are a special type of government subsidized income intended to supplement the low income of eligible individuals. Eligible individuals include the disabled or the elderly. Disabled children may also qualify. If the individual is disabled, elderly or blind but has not met work credit requirements for SSDI benefits, SSI benefits may be a viable option.
Your eligibility for SSI benefits depends on your income and resources, or things that you own. Certain income may not be included in your total amount, and factors such as marital status and student status may affect eligibility as well. The maximum income allowable under SSI depends on your state of residence, typically based on the median income of all residents, which can fluctuate every year. Resources can include your cash, bank account savings, stocks, and real estate assets. If your total resources amount to $2,000 or less, you may be eligible for SSI. Much like income, several factors can affect this maximum amount of resources. Our lawyers can evaluate your assets to determine your eligibility.
Call Us for Help with Your Supplemental Security Income Disability Claim
Even a brief review of the disability determination process excerpted above reveals how complicated Social Security’s regulations can be. With over 30 years of experience, Gary J. Pandora & Darin G. Kendall can help you navigate the difficult Social Security process and obtain your disability benefits. We serve clients throughout Central and Southern Ohio, including Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. Call us today at (855) 235-6091 for a free consultation.