Your health prevents you from working. Maybe you haven’t worked or made a significant income in years.
Paying for food, utility bills, rent or mortgage, and everything else is a struggle.
Financial assistance would change your life.
Where can you find that?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
SSI sends monthly checks to help you support yourself and back pay for the time you waited on benefits. You can receive it when you can’t work due to health problems and you meet certain financial requirements.
SSI comes in two major forms:
Disability attorneys know to secure this financial aid from the government. And you won’t pay an attorney fee until you win benefits.
Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning has disability lawyers with more than 60 years of combined experience helping people in Oregon win disability benefits.
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To be awarded SSI benefits, you must show the following:
Some other special circumstances can help you qualify for SSI, such as the following:
For each of these points, you have to provide evidence and documentation to Social Security to win benefits.
Applying for benefits includes a lot of legwork and forms to fill out.
Most people who apply get denied at least once.
But you don’t have to grapple with this process all on your own. Supplemental Security Income lawyers can give you support at every step.
Talk to Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning for an initial review of your claim—at no cost to you.
SSI sends you monthly checks in an amount predetermined by the government. The size of the check changes a little every year.
This is what SSI paid as of 2021:
Getting SSI also automatically qualifies you for Medicaid health coverage, if you didn’t qualify before.
Social Security also runs another disability benefits program that works differently and pays differently: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
You could get SSDI if you’ve worked recently but had to stop because of medical conditions.
The amount you get from SSDI is a little different for each person, based partly on your individual income history. In 2021, the average size of SSDI payments across the millions of people who received them was $1,277.
In certain situations, you could get both SSI and SSDI:
If you can’t work and need help staying afloat, talk to us about disability benefits, whether it’s SSI or SSDI.
This could be your chance to reach a greater sense of independence.
Your health is bad. You can’t work. Your financial stability is threatened. So your head is swimming with questions. How will you get by? How does Social Security Disability work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:Disability FAQs »
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