Supplemental Security Income Attorney in Virginia
Supplemental Security Income vs. Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration offers two types of benefits for disabled individuals. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available for individuals who are totally disabled, unable to work, and whose disability is expected to last for at least one year or to end in death. All other disabled individuals, including children with disabilities, may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Qualifications for SSI
Not everyone who is disabled is unable to work. The SSI program makes monthly payments to qualified individuals who have low income and limited resources and who fall under one or more of the following categories:
- Age 65 or older
Supplemental Security Income varies from SSDI in that the individual receiving the benefits does not have to be totally disabled. Working individuals can still receive SSI if their income is low and their resources are limited. Low-income parents and legal guardians can also apply for SSI on behalf of a disabled child in their care. In order to successfully apply for SSI, you must provide adequate proof of your disability or that of your child, as well as your low income and limited resources. A Virginia Social Security disability lawyer can guide you through this process so that you have a strong chance of successfully obtaining SSI.
Hire a Virginia Social Security Disability Firm
Agnew & Rosenberger PLLC can provide outstanding counsel and guidance through the application process for SSI. Our lawyers have handled countless cases before the Social Security Administration (SSA) as well as the Virginia Court of Appeals. We are more than capable of helping you appeal a claim that has been denied. Our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience and are highly respected by the SSA and other attorneys.