Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits
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How do you Apply for SSI?
There are three separate means by which an individual may apply for SSI.
Part II: How to file for SSI
Why is it important to produce the medical history prior to the appointment for the disability application interview? Because, just as with the work history, accuracy is very imporant.
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
To initiate an application for disability, you have several options. You can apply for disability online, you can call the social security administration's toll free line to initiate the process, or you can contact your local social security office to get things started.
The non-medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
The non-medical requirements for SSD and SSI generally have to do with income in the sense that a claimant cannot have earned income in excess of a limit known as SGA.
Who is eligible for SSI Disability?
If you are under the monthly earned income and asset limits established by the Social Security Administration, then you may be able to file for disability under the Supplemental Security income disability program, a.k.a. SSI.
What are the SSI disability qualifications for Adults and Children?
The SSI disability qualifications are practically identical to the disability qualifications for the Social Security Disability program. That is, they are identical in a medical sense.
Do You Have To Qualify For SSI Financially?
Social Security reviews income and resources (resources is term that Social Security uses for "assets") at the time of your initial disability application, and again if you are medically approved for disability benefits.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.