SSI Eligibility Breakdown

SSI Eligibility Breakdown

Social Security is a highly beneficial program that can help many people. However, there are certain criteria and eligibility requirements in order to get the benefits in the first place. In this blog, Hutcheson Advocacy Team (H.A.T.), the top-rated disability advocacy, will go over some of the criteria that's required for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to contact us to get started on your services today!

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What is SSI?

Social Security Income is a federal program that provides cash assistance to low income, elderly, or disabled people of the United States. It's a lump sum benefit to those who meet eligibility criteria and has two parts: SSI-A and SSI-B. SSI payments can vary depending on your marital and family status, so be sure to work with a professional to get the most you possibly can.

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How to Qualify for SSI

In order to qualify for SSI, the applicant must meet several criteria including:

  • Be age 65 or older

  • Be completely or partially blind

  • Have a medical condition that prevents one from working

Other criteria are required for children to be eligible for SSI. However, for adults, you must meet at least one of the conditions above to be eligible for SSI.

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Benefits of SSI

One of the advantages of SSI is that it provides a lump sum benefit, which can be used to help pay for expenses such as daily living expenses, food, rent, medical bills, and more. If you are in a nursing home, the SSI check can also help cover expenses for your care. Furthermore, if you have any assets, such as a bank account or property that cannot be liquidated for cash to pay for these expenses, this lump sum can be used to pay these costs.

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Why Partner with H.A.T.?

The team at H.A.T. helps people with disabilities find the financial assistance they need to live independently and enjoy their retirement years worry-free. Our experienced disability advocates will help you with what actions we can take on your behalf.

If you’re looking to apply for and get started on your Social Security benefits, then be sure to partner with the experts here at Hutcheson Advocacy Team. Contact us to answer any questions and to get started on your services today!