Obtaining Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be a stressful, long, and drawn out process for many people. It can sometimes take months to receive correspondence from the Social security Administration and all too often, very few applications are successful on their first try. Our team is here to help you file a claim or provide assistance in helping you appeal a denied claim. Our office has big city experienced professionals, with small town personalized care.
Supplemental Security Income or SSI, is a government program that provides payments to help low-income individuals who are disabled, blind, or over the age of 65 to meet basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. Unlike Social Security Disability, your work history does not solely determine your eligibility for SSI, but you still must prove your eligibility through the Social Security Administration’s complicated application process. Our team understands the regulations by the SSA and how to effectively and efficiently pursue claims.
Get the information you need to collect the benefits you are entitled to. Call our office at 704-735-7491.
Do You Qualify for SSI?
Applicant’s eligibility is determined by a strict criteria and the type of disability must be included in the Social Security Administration’s List of Impairments.
Types included in the SSA’s Listing of Impairments include:
- Mental disorders: There are currently 11 categories of mental disorders.
- Cancer: lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.
- Immune system disorders: lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), inflammatory arthritis, etc.
- Musculoskeletal disorders: spine disorders, amputation(s), major fractures, osteoarthritis, etc.
- Special senses and speech disorders: blindness, hearing loss, or loss of speech due to any cause
- Respiratory disorders: chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, etc.
- Cardiovascular disorders: chronic heart failure, recurrent arrhythmias, heart transplant, etc.
- Digestive disorders: gastrointestinal hemorrhage, liver dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), etc.
- Genitourinary system disorders: kidney disease, kidney transplant, etc.
- Skin disorders: Ichthyosis, dermatitis, burns, etc.
- Neurological disorders: epilepsy, parkinsonian syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), etc.
At Calhoun Law, P.C. we offer a free consultation for Supplemental Security Income. Please contact us today if you have questions about your options.