What Is SSI?

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is different from Social Security Disability. Since SSI is funded through general tax revenue and not through Social Security tax, a person may be eligible to receive SSI even though they have not paid enough Social Security tax to get disability insurance. Individuals may be eligible for both Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Who Is Eligible For SSI?

blind man on park bench whom is eligible supplemental security income due to disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is specifically intended for people who are blind, or over 65 years of age. It is also available to people that are disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, but who do not qualify for SSDI because they have not earned enough work credits.

In addition to these requirements, the individual must be below the Federal Benefit Rate. The Federal Benefit Rate is the maximum amount of money per month you can earn while still being eligible for benefits. In 2015, the rate is $733 per month for one person, or $1,100 for a household.

What Are Some Of Our Largest SSD and/or SSI Awards?

The lawyers at our firm have large awards for our Social Security Disability clients. We got a $60,000 past due benefit award, and another $2,000 per month, for a disabled client in 2014. Our fee was $6,000 – and we will never charge more than that for an SSD or SSI claim. Read more.

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How Do You Apply For SSI?

You can apply for SSI by calling the Social Security Administration phone number, filling out an online application form, or visiting one of their offices in person. If you hire a lawyer to handle your SSI claim, they may be able to fill out the application for you. Read more.

Why Contact Us?

RI Supplemental Security Income Lawyer meeting with coupleIf you are blind, over 65 years of age, or disabled and do not qualify for SSDI, and you make less than the Federal Benefit Rate, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. Our disability lawyers have experience handling these types of cases and charge no fee unless they win your claim and get you past due benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our site.