Law Offices of Maria Mota
Often abbreviated as SSI, the Supplemental Security Income program is a program provided by the Social Security Administration that grants cash payments to disabled adults, disabled children, and senior citizens over 65-years-old that meet certain guidelines and requirements. These benefits can be very helpful for disabled people and their families, often proving life-changing thanks to the supplementary income that they provide.
Over eight million Americans receive Supplemental Security Income as part of this program, which allows them access to additional money that they may need due to their situation and particular needs. These benefits can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the nature of the condition and how it affects the person in question.
Who Gets SSI?
SSI is a means-tested program, meaning that it only provides payments to people under certain financial eligibility criteria. In order to qualify for SSI, a person must meet the financial eligibility, have a qualifying severe disability as designated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that has lasted or is “reasonably anticipated” to last at least twelve months.
However, some of the nuances are often lost in the process, which can result in benefits being denied to you because of a variety of arbitrary reasons, which is why an attorney such as Maria Mota can help you tackle your case to get you the benefits that you are entitled to under the Supplemental Security Income program.
Even though programs like this exist to assist those with disabilities, they aren’t always the most accessible. In fact, it’s very common to hear about denied or incomplete applications, which is when legal assistance might be a good idea. Dealing with denied or inadequate claims can be difficult, which is why our team here at the Law Offices as Maria Mota can help you deal with these issues so that you can get the benefits that you deserve.
To learn more about Maria Mota’s practice or to schedule a consultation, call her office at (323) 744-7456 or fill out the contact form on this website. The legal help you’ve been looking for is easily within your reach.