Qualifying for SSI Benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — a governmental program that pays benefits — is available to certain people, like disabled adults and children who have limited income or resources. To qualify for SSI benefits, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, which can be confusing and may vary state by state. The requirements in New York are different from the requirements in Florida or any other state, but our advocates will explain everything to you when we discuss your SSD claim.
At Binder & Binder®, we believe that eligibility for SSI benefits shouldn't be a government secret. We can help you understand whether you are eligible for SSI benefits, and we can apply for those benefits for you.
The best way to learn whether you may be eligible is to call 1-800-66-BINDER (1-800-662-4633). Don't count yourself out before you talk with us.
You may be eligible for SSI if you are over 65 years old, if you are blind, or if you are disabled and you have limited income and resources. There are certain other requirements as well. The Social Security Administration may look at your citizenship, your travel history, other benefits for which you may be eligible, as well as certain other factors.
What Do "Limited Income" and "Limited Resources" Mean?
When your doctor says you cannot work anymore, no one needs to tell us that it can be hard to make ends meet. While we understand what it's like to have the limited income and resources to pay your bills and take care of your family, the government has a specific way that it counts your income. And SSI is only for people who are poor. If you are not poor, you are not eligible for SSI — even if you are disabled.
If you are eligible for SSI, you may also be able to get other help from your state or county, including Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits and services. At Binder & Binder®, we can tell you what services may be available in your area. Even experienced lawyers may not know about your eligibility for other government benefits, let alone help you to win them.
Contact Us About Your SSI Eligibility
Many people with questions about SSI eligibility consult an attorney or specialized advocate. We believe the best way to learn about your SSI eligibility is to talk with us at Binder & Binder®. Call us at 1-800-66-BINDER or complete our online contact form. We serve clients all over America — no matter where you live.