Helping You Secure Income When Hard Times Hit
Even if you haven't worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you still may be entitled to financial assistance if you have become disabled. At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, Missouri, we can help you understand your right to Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Do not assume that you cannot receive benefits if you don't qualify for SSDI benefits. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be a valid option based on your financial needs. For help, contact us online, at 314-231-6660 or toll free at 877-213-7793.
You May Still Qualify for Disability Benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need-based program. Lacking a lengthy work history may prevent you from getting SSDI benefits, but if you are disabled and cannot work, you still need money for the basics. That is where SSI can help you, but you need a seasoned lawyer at your side to walk you through the complex claim process. Choosing the right attorney is vital in the successful filing of an SSI claim.
SSI can be paid whether or not a person has paid in enough Social Security tax to get disability insurance benefits. You must be disabled under the same rules as for disability insurance, or be blind, or be over 65. You must also have very little income or property, because this benefit is based on financial need. Social Security looks at all other income and property owned by a husband and wife, not just the applicant's, and also the value of any support (like free room and board) provided by others, to determine whether someone is financially eligible for SSI.
Personalized Approach to Get You the Benefits You Need
At Crowe & Shanahan, we take a personalized approach to helping disabled, blind or elderly clients who are in need of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. When you come to our office, an attorney will spend the time necessary to get to know you and your situation. You may qualify for both SSI and SSDI. From there, we immediately begin the process.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding SSI benefits, please contact us .
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