Supplemental Security Income Lawyers in Tarboro, NC
Helping You Get the Benefits You Deserve
No one expects to fall on hard times, but when they do, it’s important to have a support system in place. That’s where Supplemental Security Income (SSI) comes in. SSI is a government program that provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability. If you need help filing an SSI claim, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer.
At O’Malley Tunstall, PC, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the benefits they deserve. We understand that filing for SSI can be a daunting task, and we are here to guide you through every step of the process. We will work tirelessly to make sure your claim is approved and that you receive the benefits you need and deserve.
If you need help filing a Supplemental Security Income claim, contact us as soon as you can. For a free consultation with our experienced injury and disability law firm in Tarboro, North Carolina, call (252) 823-2266 to get started today.
What is Supplemental Security Income?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government program that provides cash assistance to people who are disabled, blind, or 65 years of age or older. It is also available to those who are the parents or guardians of a child who meets one of those requirements. SSI is a needs-based program, which means that the amount of assistance you receive is based on your income and assets.
To qualify for SSI, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. These include having a low income and few assets, being disabled or blind, and meeting residency requirements. You can find more information about eligibility requirements on the Social Security Administration’s website or by reaching out to our law firm.
If you qualify for SSI, you will receive a monthly payment that can help cover your basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. The amount of the payment varies depending on your income and assets. However, the average monthly payment is around $750.
SSI can be a valuable source of financial assistance for people who need it. If you think you may be eligible for SSI, be sure to apply with the help of an experienced attorney. Our law firm can help you navigate the application process and ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting the benefits you need.
For more information on Supplemental Security Income, contact our law firm today. We can help you understand your eligibility requirements and guide you through the application process. Call us today to get started.
How are SSI and SSD Different?
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a needs-based program that provides financial assistance to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.
SSD (Social Security Disability Insurance) is a federally run insurance program that gives monthly cash benefits to eligible workers who are unable to work due to a disability.
The main difference between SSI and SSD is that SSI is needs-based, which means that benefits are given to those with little to no income or resources, while SSD is an insurance program, meaning that benefits are given to those who have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.
To be eligible for SSI, an individual must be:
- A U.S. citizen or national, or a noncitizen who meets certain requirements
- Age 65 or older, blind, or disabled
- Have limited income and resources
To be eligible for SSD, an individual must:
- Be unable to work due to a disability that is expected to last at least one year or result in death
- Have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes
- Earn less than the substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit set by Social Security each month
What if My SSI Claim Was Denied?
If you’ve been denied Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it can be very discouraging. You may feel like giving up and accepting that you won’t get the financial assistance you need. However, it’s important to remember that denial is not the end of the road. There are several steps you can take to appeal the decision and give yourself a better chance of getting approved for benefits.
The first thing you should do if your SSI claim is denied is request a reconsideration. This is when a different set of eyes will look at your case and decide whether or not you should receive benefits. It’s important to note that you only have 60 days to request a reconsideration, so it’s important to act quickly.
You may want to have our team handle your appeals process for you to ensure accurate and timely filings.
If you’re still denied after the reconsideration, you can appeal the decision by requesting a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. This is your chance to tell your side of the story and present any new evidence that may support your case. You’ll want to be prepared for this hearing, as it will likely be your best chance at getting approved for benefits. We can help you with the process as well and will do everything in our power to advocate for you and your rights.
How Can an Experienced Supplemental Security Income Lawyer Help Me?
When you are no longer able to work due to a disability, it can be a very difficult time. You may worry about how you will pay your bills and support yourself and your family.
An experienced SSI lawyer can help you navigate the application process and ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to. They can also help you appeal if your claim is denied.
If you are considering applying for SSI, or if you have already applied and been denied, contact an experienced SSI lawyer today for help.
Call O’Malley Tunstall, PC Today to Get Started!
If you are ready to get started on your SSI claim, or if you have been denied and need help appealing the decision, contact O’Malley Tunstall, PC today. We have experience handling SSI claims and can help you through every step of the process. For a free consultation with our experienced injury and disability law firm in Tarboro, North Carolina, call (252) 823-2266 to get started today.