You May Qualify For SSI, Depending On Your Income And Resources
Supplemental Security Income is a means-tested program offering financial assistance to those who qualify. It is not the same as Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Instead of qualifying on the basis of your disability and your work history, you would be able to qualify if you have a disability and have very limited or no income and assets. Having the assistance of a lawyer may make the process much easier and increase your chances of success.
As an attorney with more than 35 years of experience, I, William C. Wombacher, can help you determine if you qualify for SSI benefits and help you through the application process, including representing you during an appeal if your initial application has been rejected. I am a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). I understand what the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers limited resources, as well as what types of disabilities are included on their list of impairments.
Who Qualifies For SSI Benefits?
You may qualify for SSI benefits if you have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time and have become disabled. For instance, if you left your job to care for a child or parent, then were unable to return to work because of a disability. You may also qualify if:
- You are 65 or older
- You are blind
- You are a child, under 18, with a disability
The SSA has very strict requirements about the types and amounts of income and resources you can have and still qualify for SSI. I can help you review these factors and determine whether you qualify, as well as how to best position your situation to help with your application.
I will guide you through the process, whether you are applying for the first time or you are requesting an appeal of a denied application. If you need to see a doctor to acquire the medical documentation for your application, I can refer you to free or low-cost community medical services. My goal is to help you get the assistance you need.
There Are Resources Available To You, If You Know How To Access Them
Let me help. Call The Law Office of William C. Wombacher in Peoria, Illinois, at 309-674-8125 or send me an email to schedule a free consultation. There is no attorney fee if you do not receive benefits. If you are unable to make it to my office, I will come to you.