Alabama Disability Attorneys: What are SSI Benefits?
As has been shown in the past, SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Like SSDI benefits, there are two hurdles you must clear to be eligible for SSI benefits.
First, you must first show that you meet the legal definition of being disabled.
Secondly, you must not have more than $2,000.00 ($3,000.00 for a married couple) in assets.
The reason for the asset limitation is because Supplemental Security Insurance benefits is a “needs based” program. It is a social safety net for persons incapable of substantial gainful employment who do not qualify for SSDI benefits. You may be found to be disabled, but still unable to draw SSI benefits if you have too much in assets.
If you live in Alabama, you believe that you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits and you have questions about your rights, please do not hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny.
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