What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides case for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. It is not funded from Social Security revenue, but rather from general federal revenue.

Eligibility for SSI depends on income. In general, people who qualify for SSI are aged, blind or disabled. An SSI claim has some similarities to a Social Security Disability claim in terms of the need to prove eligibility.

If your SSI claim is denied, and is later approved, you will receive back benefits dating to the time that you applied, regardless of when your disability began. For this reason, it is important to apply sooner rather than later if you believe you may have a viable SSI claim. Contact our New York City law firm to schedule a consultation regarding SSD or SSI in light of your unique circumstances.

Some people qualify for both Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). At The Klein Law Group, P.C., we are careful to analyze and screen every case in order to take advantage of all available avenues of compensation and/or benefits. Contact us with any questions you may have about SSD or SSI, such as "What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?" or " How do I apply for Social Security?"

Contact Our NY Social Security Disability Attorneys

For more information about SSI in New York with consideration of your individual situation involving disability, income restrictions or both, discuss your case with a lawyer with no further obligation. Contact The Klein Law Group in New York City (NYC) by calling 917-639-5350 for a free consultation.

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