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What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal government program that provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals who are aged 65 or older, blind, or disabled. Under this program, disability means that you are unable to engage in any gainful employment due to a medical condition which leaves you physically or mentally impaired and which is expected to last for a continuous period of one year or more. A requirement for being eligible for SSI is that your income must be below certain levels. These levels may vary, depending on the state you reside in and other factors.

If you need legal help with applying for or obtaining SSI in the state of New Jersey, we advise you to contact a New Jersey disability lawyer at the The Bernstein Law Offices to discuss your particular situation as soon as possible. Our firm is committed to helping disabled individuals obtain the benefits they need. We have a proven track record and have an in-depth understanding of the Social Security disability process. The New Jersey disability attorney you will work with at our firm knows disability law and how the Social Security Administration operates in reviewing disability claims.

How Supplemental Security Income Benefits Work

Supplemental Security Income benefits are based on financial need and approved only for those who are eligible and have few resources. Your eligibility depends on your income and any resources that are cash or can be turned into cash, such as any real estate you may own, bank accounts, and stocks or investments. For a single person, the resource limits are $2000. For a married couple, the resource limits are $3000. As of 2010, the SSI program provides federal cash payments of up to $674 for one person to help defray the basic expenses of food, shelter, and clothing. Approval of these benefits may also give you important medical coverage under state Medicaid and possible access to Section 8 housing benefits. In addition, some states add additional income to the benefits.

Contact the New Jersey Disability Lawyer at our offices if you need help applying for Supplemental Security Income as a disabled person today.

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