Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Choose Reginald D. Henry, Attorney at Law, PLLC for Help Getting SSI
When you need help getting supplemental security income (SSI) count on Reggie Henry. The Supplemental Security Income program serves older, blind and disabled people who have little to no income. It provides money for a person’s basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter. Reggie Henry is experienced navigating the Social Security System. Give us a call at (304) 255-6566. We can answer your questions, walk you through the process and represent you before a judge.
What Qualifies as Blindness?
There are two key factors that determine if you qualify as blind in the SSI program. The first is that you have a central visual acuity for distance of 20/200 or worse in your better eye with the use of corrective lenses. The second is that you have a visual field limitation in your better eye. These are not the only two ways to qualify as being blind under the program guidelines. You may still be eligible in different ways.
How Does a Person Qualify as Disabled?
The criteria for determining eligibility for Supplemental Security Income is the same for both adults and children. First, it must be a medically determinable reason. It can be a physical or mental issue, or an emotional or learning problem. The following criteria must also apply to the particular issue:
- It will result in marked and severe functional limitations.
- It can result in death.
- It has lasted or will last for at least one year.
Compassionate Allowance allows for quick identification of diseases and other medical conditions that meet the standards. These conditions could include the following:
- Certain cancers
- Adult brain disorders
- Several disorders that impact adults and kids
What Are Limited Income and Limited Resources?
When deciding limited income, there are some keys in the evaluation and determination process:
- Bank Accounts, Stocks, and U.S. Savings Bonds
- Personal Property
- Life Insurance
- Anything that you own that could be converted to cash for food or shelter purposes.
Not all of your property value will be counted. If you do qualify, you can receive $2,000 per month for individuals and children, and $3,000 per couple.
We Handle More Than Social Security Matters
Were you injured in an accident while on the job? Was your claim denied by your insurance company? You may be entitled to benefits. Rely on Reginald D. Henry, Attorney at Law, PLLC, when you need help with your Workers’ Compensation claim. Reach out to Reggie Henry today to discuss your situation.