What Are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits?
Supplemental Security Income benefits is a program for individuals who have not paid enough taxes to the government to be covered by insurance through Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This includes people who have not worked at all or have worked very little. It also includes children, people who may have worked and not paid taxes on their earnings, and many other people who are not protected by regular Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
If you become disabled and are not able to work, Supplemental Security Income benefits can provide you with income while you remain disabled. You must be disabled and meet certain medical requirements to get SSI.
Ohio Attorneys Helping You Understand SSI Eligibility
You must also meet certain financial eligibility requirements. The monthly amount of benefits you receive is based on figures set by Social Security. SSI benefits are based on the income in your home. So, Social Security will ask you about all income you and your spouse have coming into your house. Social Security will also ask about your bank accounts and loans you received from family members, and will ask questions about the value of things like life insurance, extra cars and rental property. These types of things may affect the amount of SSI benefits you can receive.
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If you have any questions regarding Supplemental Security Income benefits or Social Security Disability, contact the experienced attorneys at the law offices of Manring & Farrell for a free initial consultation. Call 614-678-7199 or contact us online.