Free Consultations

We Advance All Costs - No Fee Unless We Win!

In this section
Review Us
Experienced trial lawyers With The Resources To Handle Your Case

SSI available for those who have not worked

Social Security is best known for its retirement program, which provides payments to Americans who have reached their retirement age, worked the necessary number of quarters and paid FICA tax. The disability program from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is becoming better known, and the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program provides benefits for workers who have developed some medical condition or disease the prevents them from working for at least 12 months.

Probably the least well-known program is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and is sometimes confused with SSDI. SSI is a program that is designed to provide additional income that prevents those with limited financial resources from becoming destitute. Unlike SSDI, SSI is available to children and those who have never worked and earned income.

The eligibility requirements for SSI to take into consideration your age and disabling conditions or impairments. If you had a child who was injured in a car accident and was paralyzed and unable to work, he or she may qualify for the SSI program.

If you have applied for SSI or SSDI and been denied by the Social Security Administration, you may want to discuss your claim with an attorney. The application forms for these benefit programs must be done correctly, and depending on your facts and conditions, may require a significant number of medical documents that provide medical evidence of your disability.

Because of the complexity of some the SSA's requirements, it can be easy to make a mistake that results in your claim being denied. An attorney can review your claims material and help submit a claim that is complete and accurately depicts your medical impairments. They can also assist with hearings and appeals, if they become necessary for your claim.

Source: Vnews.com, "Social Security Q&A: Supplemental Security Income for Injured Teen," McClatchy-Tribune News Service, April 27, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

what our clients say about us

  1. $5.5 Million

    Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

  2. $5 Million

    Settlement for traumatic brain injury

  3. $1.2 Million

    Settlement (Liability insurance limits) for death claim arising out of tractor trailer collision

  4. $1 Million

    Settlement for closed head injury/facial fractures due to negligent construction site practices

  5. $1 Million

    Arbitration award in death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision

  6. $1 Million

    Total workers' compensation settlement for injured worker who suffered orthopedic injuries and additional GI injuries due to prescription medications.

  7. $1 Million

    Policy limits recovered for head injury sustained by the user of unsafe rental equipment.

  8. $890,000

    Settlement for head injury of injured worker caused by negligent operation of equipment by a non-employer contractor on the job site.

  9. $875,000

    Settlement for ankle injury due to negligent dump truck operation

  10. $675,000

    Settlement for bilateral wrist injuries caused by the negligent operation of a tractor-trailer.

  11. $600,000

    Settlement for statutory cap of $500,000 for wrongful death of a worker who was killed when struck by a government-owned vehicle as well as policy limit for underinsured motorist coverage.

  12. $$450,000

    Workers' compensation settlement for a nurse who sustained a low back injury requiring multiple surgeries.

  13. $375,000

    Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

view more
email us for a response

Call Us 24/7 To Discuss Your Case

866-967-7235 | 717-496-0070

Absolutely no fee

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy