SSI Benefits Explained
How much are the benefits?
The question of how much your SSI benefits will total is not one that can be answered without first asking for more information. The maximum Federal SSI benefit changes yearly according to the cost of living adjustment, and several other factors are involved as well. The monthly amount for 2012 is $698 for an eligible individual and $1,048 for an eligible couple. Since the state of California supplements Federal SSI benefits, the amount may be greater.
The SSI payments you receive are adjusted based on any income you have, your living arrangements and other factors. An educated attorney can assist you to determine what your benefits should be and if you are eligible. Disability Action Advocates has helped thousands of individuals to apply for and successfully obtain SSI benefits and Social Security Disability benefits, and we are ready to help you. We accept no payment unless we obtain your benefits for you.
Call an Oakland Social Security Disability Lawyer
The Social Security Administration administers the SSI benefits program and this sometimes causes confusion between SSI and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). They are two separate programs and although some disabled individuals are eligible for both, it is uncommon. SSI benefits are not based on your work history, as SSDI benefits are. SSI provides
disability for children when they meet the requirements. There is a very high denial rate for disability claims to the Social Security Administration. Our experience and depth of knowledge can greatly assist you or your loved one in applying for benefits. We understand the frustration that you may be experience and we also understand the common pitfalls in the application process and can help you try to successfully avoid them.