Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Understanding the Process

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal government assistance program designed to help low income people who are disabled, over the age of 65, or are blind, meet their basic living expenses. To be eligible, a person must be disabled and have little to no income or assets.

Disabled children, whose parents or guardians are low income, may also be entitled to assistance.

SSI is funded by general tax revenues and benefit amounts are not based on past work history or money paid into the system. People who are approved for SSI benefits will also qualify for Medicaid assistance.

Are You Eligible for SSI?

Eligibility for this program is largely dependent on whether or not an individual is considered disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The applicant must be unable to participate in gainful employment due to a physical or mental impairment. The Social Security Administration determines whether an applicant is eligible for SSI benefits based on the following factors:

  • The disability is expected to last at least 12 months, or be serious enough to cause death.
  • The disability is listed on the SSA’s list of impairments.
  • The applicant is unable to perform his or her past line of work and is unable to perform any other work on a regular basis.
  • The applicant has little to no household income or other financial resources or assets.

What Ailments Qualify as a Disability?

There is a long list of approvable ailments. Some common ones include:

  • Respiratory disorders like asthma
  • Cardiovascular issues like heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Musculoskeletal disorders like chronic back pain

London Eligibility Will File Your SSI Claim for You

We offer compassionate guidance through every step of your application process. We will even contact your doctors on your behalf in order to obtain all needed medical records. Call us for a free consultation today to see how we can help you.

The caring and professional Disability Representatives at London Eligibility can make applying for benefits, or appealing decisions when necessary so much easier than trying to do it on your own.

Contact us for a FREE Consultation:

Our highly trained Disability Representatives thoroughly understand how to work through the complex system and we will eliminate much of the fear and anxiety that goes along with moving through the process. Contact us for a FREE consultation to see if you might qualify for benefits.