Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability benefit program administered by the Social Security Administration established by Congress in 1972 to provide income to disabled individuals of all ages who have limited income and assets. For adults, the requirements for establishing disability for SSI entitlement are the same as those required for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). A different test of disability applies to minors. Because SSI is not an insurance-based program, there is no need to prove that your period of disability began while you were "insured," as is true of SSDI. Most disability claimants file applications for both SSDI and SSI at the same time. Both applications are processed concurrently by the Social Security Administration.
The regulations and rules that apply to the process of obtaining SSDI and SSI benefits are vast and complicated. Because we specialize in representing disability claimants before the Social Security Administration, we can simplify the process for you and help you obtain your benefits. We represent claimants locally throughout most of Southwestern Oregon and Northern Siskiyou County, California. Call us for an initial consultation and evaluation of your claim without charge. We can help.
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