Supplemental Security Income

What Is SSI And Can You Utilize It?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available for disabled people who have not worked a cumulative five of the last 10 years and who have limited income and resources. Since eligibility to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) requires applicants to show they have worked at least five of the last 10 years, those stricken with serious disabilities may not be eligible to receive SSD benefits if they were unable to work or were unable to work long enough. SSI benefits are therefore of the utmost importance to many disabled people.

Whether you're applying for SSI for the first time or would like to enter an appeal following a denied claim, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, are prepared to be your vigorous advocate.

Applying For SSI

The application process requires thorough documentation. Social Security collects client documents regarding work history, medical condition and income information in evaluation of our clients' cases. If your initial SSI disability claim is denied, we contact medical specialists and doctors in order to document your condition at an administrative law judge's hearing.

Another tool that can be used when you are disabled is Medicaid. If you qualify for SSI, you will also be eligible to receive Medicaid. This is especially important since Medicaid can be used to help cover your medical expenses, as well as prescription drug bills, enabling you to use your monthly SSI disability benefits for housing, clothes and everyday needs. For these reasons, providing complete, extensive medical documentation of your disability and work history is essential to give you the best possible chance at an approved claim.

You Have Nothing To Lose: Call Today

As your SSI disability benefits lawyers, we build your case on the basis of the medical evidence of your condition. Even if your claim or appeal has already been denied, we will contact medical specialists and doctors to determine why and gather the necessary evidence from additional treatment or medical evaluation.

We are prepared to fight for your benefits. To learn more about our practice or to schedule a free consultation, call our Birmingham office at 205-208-7980 or send us an email through this online form. We can put you back in control again.