Qualifying for the Benefits You Need
Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits can be a difficult, complicated and frustrating process. What is the SSI Financial Criteria? You not only have to meet the same medical eligibility guidelines and same definition of “disabled” applied to Social Security Disability (DIB) claimants — you also have to meet certain financial criteria.
How Much Is Too Much?
You must have very little in the way of income or resources before you can actually become eligible to receive SSI benefits. You can have one house (which you must live in) and one car. Beyond that, you are limited to having $2,000 in resources ($3,000 for couples).
Assets for SSI purposes include:
- Cash, on hand or in the bank
- Land or real property (other than the exception for one home)
- Retirement accounts
- Life insurance
- Any other assets that could be converted to cash and used for food or shelter
What Smith Godios Sorensen Can Do to Help
We can evaluate your situation to see whether you meet the SSI financial criteria. We can help you gather the medical evidence that will be needed to support your claim. We can help you make your application for benefits as strong as possible.
We remain just as passionate about our work as ever. And remember: there’s no risk involved in talking to a lawyer about your situation.
Contact Us Today
At Smith Godios Sorensen Inc., if we don’t win, you don’t pay any attorney fees. It’s just that simple.
Our disability law firm, Smith Godios Sorensen Inc., began handling Social Security Disability Benefits in 1997. It’s what we do best. We have helped thousands of people throughout the state of Ohio and we are confident in our ability to help you too.
You can reach us at our Akron or Cleveland law offices by dialing 877-230-5500 (toll-free), or by contacting us online.