Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Law:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), available to low-income individuals, is essentially a welfare program. The Social Security Administration describes SSI’s purpose this way:
- It is intended to help the elderly, blind and the disabled who have limited sources of income
- It provides cash for basic food, clothing and shelter needs.
If you have already applied for Supplemental Security Income and were rejected, or if you think you may qualify but are unsure how to proceed, please contact our lawyer for a free initial consultation. North Carolina residents are welcome to call or email The Piemonte Law Firm at any time.
In order to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you need the following:
- A Social Security number
- Proof of age
- Proof of citizenship or alien status
- Proof of income
- Proof of resources
- Proof of living arrangement
- Medical information, if filing as blind or disabled
- Work history
The Social Security Administration explains: “The earliest we will pay SSI is the month after the filing date of your application, or the month after you first meet all the eligibility requirements, whichever is later.” This means that applying promptly will maximize the amount of benefits you should receive.