Navigating any system that involves government agencies can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially when it comes to seeking financial benefits. Federal benefit programs are intended to help eligible people, but accessing these benefits isn’t something that is made easy.
For example, if you or a loved one is disabled and has never been able to work in a capacity that provides adequate support, the Supplemental Security Income program can help you. However, it can be an enormous challenge to access these benefits.
To begin with, there are strict eligibility requirements to receive SSI. Not only do people have to make the case that they are, in fact, disabled, they also have to show that they meet the rigid income requirements that are set. Failure to do either of these things can and typically will lead to a denied application.
This isn’t necessarily the end of the situation, however. There are ways to appeal the denial and have the decision and your application reviewed. But again, this process can be very complex and people who are unfamiliar with it can easily get overwhelmed and make mistakes.
Rather than trying to navigate these systems and processes alone, you may find it much more helpful to work with someone who is familiar with Social Security benefits programs and procedures. The attorneys at our firm have this experience and can provide considerable support and guidance to people who are typically going through these steps for the first time.
If you or your loved one is disabled and going through the SSI application or appeals process, you likely have many questions and concerns. We can discuss these with you and help you understand your options. For information on how to contact us to talk about your case, please visit our website.