SSI Lawyer in Los Angeles | Kenton Koszdin

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based benefit program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You obtain benefits by falling into an eligible category based on age or disability and having limited resources and income. An SSI benefits lawyer can help you secure the income you need.

Proven Excellence in SSI Benefits: Trust the Leading SSI Lawyer in Los Angeles

Supplemental Security Income provides income benefits based on age or disability and financial need. These benefits get paid regardless of the applicant’s work history or work credits. This means elderly, disabled, and blind people with limited means may receive SSI benefits even if they do not qualify for Social Security disability insurance.

But to obtain benefits, applicants must prove they are eligible under the Social Security system’s regulations. The limitations that make you eligible for Social Security benefits can also make it difficult to prepare a claim and respond to denials.

Our Los Angeles law offices can help you by putting together your claim, gathering medical records, and responding to any SSI denial. We represent you on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay after we secure your benefits.

What’s Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income was designed to plug gaps in Social Security Administration programs. Many people need help regardless of whether they paid Social Security taxes. Our Social Security law office will analyze your situation and identify all the benefits you can claim, including SSI benefits.

Are You Eligible for SSI Benefits?

To qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits, you must still fall into one of the following categories:

  • Over 65
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Under 18 and disabled

The amount of your benefit will depend on your need. Social Security determines need by analyzing your financial resources and monthly income. Social Security looks at:

  • Earned income, including wages
  • Unearned income, such as pensions, Social Security disability or retirement benefits, and California disability benefits
  • In-kind income, such as food and shelter, you receive for free or at a discount
  • Deemed income from your spouse

Social Security also examines assets like property, vehicles, and bank accounts. You will receive Supplemental Security Income monthly benefits, so your total monthly income meets the federal benefit rate.

Comprehensive SSI Benefits Services: Skilled Legal Assistance in Los Angeles

Our SSI law firm has extensive experience with the Supplemental Security Income application process. We will pursue benefits under the SSI program by providing the following services:

SSI Benefits Consultation

Our SSI benefits attorney will assess your eligibility for Supplemental Security Income. To do this, we will look at your financial need. We will also review your medical evidence of disability or other basis for claiming SSI.

Application Assistance

A supplemental security income lawyer will prepare your initial application and review your documentation thoroughly to make sure you have everything needed to establish your eligibility for monthly benefits. If your basis for claiming benefits is a disability, we will make sure you meet the medical requirements to establish an eligible disability.

Appeals Representation

If your application is denied, we will represent you through the appeals process. We will review the grounds for denial, gather the evidence, and make the arguments needed to overcome the decision.

Administrative Hearings

We will appear at your hearing before an administrative law judge. This hearing will allow us to present evidence of your eligibility to a neutral judge to overcome a denial.

Benefit Maximization

We will review your financial need and advise you on steps you can take to reduce your wages and resources to maximize your SSI benefits. An experienced disability lawyer will also review your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

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