Supplemental Security Income

North Carolina Supplemental Security Income Attorneys

Helping Clients Successfully Apply for SSI Since 1997

If you have limited income and resources due to disability, blindness, or age, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers this monthly benefit to persons who need help affording basic needs. It is, unfortunately, very common for qualifying individuals to be denied SSI time and again.

If you have had your application denied despite being eligible for SSI, Lanier Law Group, P.A. is here to help. Our North Carolina SSI lawyers can guide you through the ups and downs of the application process. With 11 office locations, we are able to serve clients in all corners of the state. And if your disability prevents you from traveling to an office in person, we will make arrangements to come to you or discuss your case over the phone—whichever you prefer.

Call (855) 757-4204 to schedule your free consultation with a North Carolina SSI lawyer.

What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income is a federal program that pays monthly cash benefits to individuals who have limited income and resources. The point of SSI is to help qualifying individuals meet their basic needs, including:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Clothing

Since SSI is based on financial need, a person’s benefits may be reduced if another person or entity already helps them afford or access basic needs. For example, they may be disqualified if their spouse makes a significant amount of income; if they have an excess of resources, such as multiple properties and cars; or if they are under the care of a government institution, such as a prison or halfway house.

Am I Eligible for SSI?

To qualify for SSI, you must be either at least 65 years old, blind, or have a disability and meet the following criteria:

  • You must have limited income and resources;
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or a certain type of noncitizen; and
  • You must be a resident of the U.S. or the Northern Mariana Islands.

Children of military parents who reside outside the U.S. due to that parent’s permanent assignment and students in temporary study abroad programs are exempt from the last requirement.

Most people who qualify for SSI also qualify for other benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance, retirement benefits, and Medicare. Further, collecting SSI will not bar you from applying for these other benefits.

Call an SSI Attorney Today

Applying for SSI benefits can be frustrating, but that’s where we come in. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we work to expedite and simplify the claims process, offering honest, compassionate legal counsel at every step of the way. Our passion for making basic needs accessible for everyone in our community is a driving force behind our practice. To date, we have assisted hundreds of North Carolina residents in successfully applying for SSI.

For a free consultation with a North Carolina SSI attorney, contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. online or at (855) 757-4204!

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