Helping You Obtain SSI Benefits
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is similar to Social Security Disability (SSD) program in that it provides financial assistance for those who cannot work because of a long-term disability. However, SSI is a needs-based program, whereas SSD is based upon your work history.
At Harlan Still & Koch, we will review your circumstances and determine which program you qualify for. Our Missouri-based law firm has helped people just like you recover SSD and SSI benefits since 1978. When you work with our Columbia Supplemental Security Income attorneys, we will personally guide you through the five-step process to get the benefits you need.
Do I Qualify For SSI?
In order to qualify for SSI, you must meet certain financial requirements established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You must also have a qualifying physical disability, mental health condition or long-term illness that prevents you from working for at least 12 months.
We can help you determine whether your situation meets these income and medical requirements as defined by the SSA. We will then assist you in filling out the paperwork and gathering all the appropriate medical evidence needed to build your claim.
SSI For Children
Our lawyers understand that caring for a child with disabilities can be a huge financial responsibility. SSI can also help families of children with disabilities such as Asperger’s syndrome, autism, asthma, ADHD, learning disabilities or mental retardation, among many others. We can help you determine whether SSI children’s benefits may be available to help you meet your child’s special medical needs.
Our Attorneys Provide The Support You Need
If you have been told you do not qualify for SSD, don’t give up hope. We will help you determine all your options for obtaining the benefits you need. Call us at 800-483-1789 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation today.