Qualifying for SSI & Medi-Cal

Find Out If You Are Eligible for Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid by Contacting Our Experienced Disability Lawyers in Southern California

Dealing with a disability is difficult, but that becomes even more complicated when you are no longer able to work and lose your health insurance. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a lifeline for individuals with disabilities, providing financial support and access to necessary healthcare services through Medi-Cal. If you’re facing financial hardship due to a disability and need assistance obtaining medical benefits in addition to SSI benefits, the team of experienced SSI lawyers in Southern California at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm is here to help.

Wondering if you qualify for Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid? Contact our disability lawyers in Southern California today to learn more!

Supplemental Security Income Eligibility Requirements

The SSI program has strict income and resource limits specified by the Social Security Administration. To be eligible for SSI benefits, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 65 years of age or older, or you must be blind or disabled.
  • The monthly income and resources or assets available to you cannot exceed specific limits established for the program.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States or meet one of the exceptions to the citizenship requirement. must fall below the asset limit established by the SSA.

Generally, you cannot have assets or resources above $2,000 as an individual or above $3,000 as a couple to qualify for SSI. However, the rules and regulations around what are considered income, resources, and assets are very complex. That is why you need to contact an experienced SSI lawyer in Southern California to help you determine your eligibility. 

What Does Supplemental Security Income Provide?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who have limited income and resources. The benefits are intended to ensure that those who are disabled, blind, or aged 65 and older can meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and clothing. In addition to financial support, SSI recipients also gain access to Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California) to cover medical expenses.

The amount of SSI benefits that you are eligible for varies based on your state and level or need. The SSI lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison can help you navigate the process.

SSI and Medi-Cal Eligibility

One of the significant advantages of receiving SSI benefits is automatic eligibility for Medicaid/Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal covers a wide range of medical services, including doctor visits, hospital care, prescription medications, and more. This ensures that SSI recipients have access to necessary healthcare without the burden of high medical expenses.

An Experienced Supplemental Security Income Lawyer Can Help You Obtain Timely Benefits

Navigating the SSI application process and meeting all the eligibility criteria can be a daunting task. Many individuals find their initial SSI applications denied due to complex regulations and stringent requirements. This is where our dedicated SSI lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm can make a difference.

Our experienced legal team has a deep understanding of the SSI and Medi-Cal system and knows how to build a strong case. We can help you gather the necessary documentation, medical records, and evidence to support your claim. Plus, if your initial application is denied, we can assist you in the appeals process.

Contact Our Supplemental Security Income Lawyers in Southern California to See If You Qualify

If you or a loved one are struggling with a disability and require Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to make ends meet, don’t navigate the complex application process alone. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm today at (800) 435-7542. Our compassionate SSI lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals obtain the financial assistance and healthcare benefits they need. Let us guide you through the qualification process and advocate for your rights to secure timely and essential SSI benefits, including Medi-Cal.