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Supplemental Security Income

Attorney Jaffe Represents People With Disabilities Throughout Eastern PA

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits provide compensation to disabled Pennsylvania residents having difficulties meeting basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Supplemental Security Income benefits may be awarded when an accident victim sustains a serious injury, such as paralysis, vision or hearing loss, amputation or loss of a limb. SSI is designed to assist those who have not contributed via payroll tax to the Social Security pool.

Applying for SSI benefits can be a difficult, confusing process. To meet eligibility requirements for SSI, applicants must have a physical or mental disability and either have never been able to work or who have not worked long enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance. Recipients can only have a minimum amount of savings and possessions to qualify and must meet certain living requirements.

Who is or isn't eligible for benefits can be difficult to determine without a knowledgeable attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC has the experience and resources necessary to obtain the benefits you deserve. We're ready to work tirelessly on your behalf. Contact us today at 866-800-3332 for a free case consultation.

What is the Difference Between Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability?

Supplemental Security Income benefits are different than Social Security Disability benefits in a number of ways. SSI benefits are designed to provide compensation to low-income Pennsylvania residents or those who have limited resources, such as those who are ineligible for Social Security Disability benefits or who have only worked briefly. Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income benefits is extended to self-employed workers, business owners and, in some cases, disabled children of parents who are struggling financially.

Monthly payments to SSI recipients are $733 (individuals) and $1,100 (couples) as of 2015.

Both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are income replacement programs designed to help those who are disabled and unable to work. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we urge all potential applicants in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania to explore both possibilities. We can help. Contact us today to discover your legal rights.