Supplemental Security Income

Experienced Supplemental Security Income Lawyers in Southern California

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a safety net available to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. If you’re facing challenges due to a disability and limited income, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a vital federal program designed to provide essential financial support. However, obtaining these benefits can be difficult. Navigating the complexities and red tape of the SSI program is often a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, our dedicated team of Supplemental Security Income lawyers is here to guide you through the process, ensuring that you receive the SSI benefits you deserve.

Do you need help with a Supplemental Security Income claim? Contact our disability lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income, commonly referred to as SSI, is a crucial lifeline for individuals facing financial hardship due to disabilities and limited income. It is a need-based program that millions of adults and children utilize to receive monthly benefit payments to make it possible to pay for food, shelter, and other necessities. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we understand the importance of these benefits and are here to help you make the most of this essential program.

Who Qualifies for Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

SSI is a need-based program that has strict income and resource limitations for applications. There are also certain medical requirements that need to be met. To qualify, you must meet specific criteria including:

  • Little to no income: Generally, SSI is only available to those who have less than $934 in monthly income for individuals and $1,391 in monthly income for married couples.
  • Little to no resources/assets: Your resources should not be more than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples.
  • You are age 65 or older
  • You have a disability: Those under 65 can qualify with a disability that affects their ability to work for a year or more or will result in death.

The nuances to qualifying for SSI are complex. Our experienced SSI lawyers will assess your unique situation and determine your eligibility for benefits.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive from Supplemental Security Income?

The amount of SSI benefits you can receive depends on various factors including your financial situation and the eligibility of the program. The highest federal payment rate in 2023 is $914 a month for an individual and $1,371 a month for a couple. Some states, like California, supplement the federal SSI payment.

While there are maximum amounts specified, only Social Security can determine your amount after your claim has been approved. Our team can help you understand how these variables impact your benefit amount, and what you might expect to see for a payment based on your situation. We can also ensure that your application is submitted properly, ensuring you receive the maximum assistance available.

What is the Process of Filing a Supplemental Security Income Claim?

Navigating the SSI application process can be complex, involving extensive paperwork and documentation. With our experience, we simplify this process for you. We’ll assist you in gathering the necessary documents and filling out the required forms, increasing your chances of a successful claim.

While you are able to fill out your own SSI application, it is not recommended. Thousands of SSI applications are initially rejected each year or denied because individuals make mistakes when submitting. We will ensure that isn’t the case and help you avoid common SSI application mistakes like:

  • Forgetting to include complete work history.
  • Leaving out pertinent medical details.
  • Entering the wrong dates or financial information.
  • Making typos or other errors on the application.
  • Forgetting to include all required documentation.

With decades of experience, you can rely on our SSI lawyers in Southern California to help you submit a successful application and receive timely benefits.

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

When it comes to securing SSI benefits, having a knowledgeable SSI lawyer by your side can make all the difference. Our lawyers are well-versed in SSI regulations and can advocate for your rights, ensuring you receive the support you deserve.

We can assist with:

  • Determining if you qualify for benefits.
  • Helping you compile a thorough and accurate Social Security Disability Insurance application.
  • Filing the necessary paperwork and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Navigating the appeals process should your claim be denied.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we are dedicated to assisting our clients in obtaining the financial support they need. From initial application to appeals, we provide comprehensive legal representation to help you secure timely benefits.

Contact Our Supplemental Security Income Lawyers in Southern California for Help Obtaining Benefits

If you’re facing financial difficulties due to a disability and limited income, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm is here to help. Contact our Supplemental Security Income lawyers in Southern California today at (800) 435-7542 to discuss your case and start your journey toward securing the benefits you need. We are committed to your financial well-being, and we’re ready to assist you!