November 8th, 2011
November 4th, 2011
How to File an SSI Application
Supplemental Security Income provides financial assistance to elderly, blind or disabled Americans who have little to no outside income. SSI Disability is not Social Security. A prior work history is sometimes, but not always, needed to qualify. You can complete your SSI application by yourself, but seek assistance if the application process becomes too onerous. Private advocates can help you navigate through the maze of government bureaucracy. Start the process by determining if you qualify for assistance. Read the rest of this entry »
October 30th, 2011
Applying for SSI Disability
The process of applying for SSI disability is generally not a simple one. You might have a condition that could make it difficult or even impossible for you to work, but that does not automatically mean you will be able to receive SSI benefits. Because of the complexity of the application and appeals process, you may benefit from seeking some type of help, such as one of our disability advocate.
However, before you decide to apply, there are a few important points you will need to be familiar with. Read the rest of this entry »
October 25th, 2011
Filing an SSI disability application can seem a bit overwhelming. A great deal of information about you is required, especially in regards to your work history, medical records and details about your illness or injury. All information must be as detailed and accurate as possible to avoid delays and improve the chance that your SSI disability claim will be approved.
To get started, you should begin by understanding what the Social Security Administration wants from you and learn the best way to present your information. This will give you the best chances. Read the rest of this entry »
October 18th, 2011
Fighting your way through the maze of paperwork involved with filing a disability application can be complicated. Government programs are not designed for their ease of use. The process of filing disability forms takes time and persistence.
The first step is knowing whether you’re eligible for Social Security Disability, also called SSDI, or whether you should file for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI. If you’ve worked and paid into Social Security, you may be eligible for SSDI. If you have a low income and are disabled, you may be eligible for SSI. In some cases, you may qualify for both. Read the rest of this entry »
If you suffer from severe arthritis, it’s possible that you may qualify to apply for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. However, before you apply, there are a few things that you will need to determine.
First, you and your doctor will need to determine whether or not your arthritis will prevent you from working for 12 months or longer. Disabilities that aren’t expected to last for at least 12 months will not qualify for disability benefits. Read the rest of this entry »