Understanding Supplemental Security Income
Some individuals do not fall under the scope of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Usually these are individuals who have not worked long enough to have paid enough into Social Security to be eligible for those benefits. For those not eligible, Supplemental Security Income may be available.
Bergen County SSI Benefits Lawyers — Disability Benefits
SSI is designed for individuals who are over the age of 65 or blind or disabled. Eligible individuals are living on fixed or limited income and have limited resources, assets or retirement savings. Disabled children are also eligible to receive SSI benefits.
At Parisi & Gerlanc Attorneys At Law, we work with individuals and workers throughout Hackensack, Passaic County and surrounding areas who find themselves ineligible for SSDI. Our attorneys are knowledgeable of the differences between the systems. If SSI is available, we will help you file the appropriate applications and paperwork to receive these benefits.
Supplemental Security Income requires the individual to go through an application process. This must be accompanied by medical documentation of your disability. We have the medical background needed to fully report and show the extent of your disability and its impact on your ability to work. Our attorneys will work with the appropriate medical professionals to obtain the opinions and diagnosis you need.
If you have been denied an SSI application, we will review the previous forms and understand on which points you may have been denied. Many eligible people are denied due to a mistake in the form or by failing to provide the necessary medical opinions.
We are committed to obtaining the full benefits our clients deserve and need to live on while receiving medical treatment.