Are You Eligible For SSI?

By Kenton Koszdin on June 1, 2021 | In Blogs

Are You Eligible For SSI?

Supplemental Security Income is a program that will help provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. There are specific rules about who qualifies and who does not. In addition to that, you will find those eligible for SSI can often be eligible for additional services.

The following factors will determine if you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income under California Law:

  • I have reached the age sixty-five years old or are older.
  • If you are blind (at any age)
  • If you are disabled (at any age)
  • You need to have the value of things you own to be less than $2,000 if you are single. If you are married and living together, that number changes to $3,000.

If you find you are eligible for SSI, you may qualify for personal care, an additional allowance for a service dog, and protective services. You may also be able to obtain medical assistance from specialized programs. You may get Nutritional aid as well. However, some qualifications include the following:

  • You need to be a resident living in California
  • You must not have filed for the program within the past two months
  • You cannot already be receiving the benefits when you apply for the program
  • You must be receiving SSI or applying for it when you apply for this program
  • You must be living in a home where you live alone and have SSI benefits or a home where everyone in the house has SSI benefits.

By following these rules, you will be able to get the help you need though you need to understand you may not be eligible for the maximum amount of benefits. Some factors determine how much you will obtain.

If a loved one was denied Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, it’s essential to get an attorney experienced in these types of cases involved immediately.  Call 800.438.7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home.  The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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