Supplemental Security Income
What is the difference between SSI and SSD?
Supplemental security income is for individuals who meet the following qualifications:
- Limited income
- No income
- Disabled or blind
- Age 65 or older
- Blind or disabled children
On the other hand,
Social Security disability benefits are designed for individuals who meet strict criteria. They may, however, be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which pays monthly benefits. Supplemental Security Income might also be offered together with
Social Security disability benefits. The difference is that SSI does not require any previous hours spent working for an employer covered by Social Security Disability Insurance.
How to Apply for SSI
For the state of Nevada, the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers Supplemental Security Income. You must make an appointment with your local Social Security office in order to have a representative assist you in your application. You will need to complete and submit certain documentation and speak with a Social Security claims representative in person or over the phone in order for your application to be processed and your claim accepted. You are also allowed to have someone help you with your SSI application, which is why it is extremely beneficial to hire a Las Vegas Social Security disability attorney for counsel and assistance.
Get Help Applying for Supplemental Security Income
Shook & Stone has decades of experience handling all kinds of Social Security disability matters, including SSI applications. With our guidance, you can have the highest possible chance of a successful application. Contact a lawyer from our firm today whether you need SSI in addition to SSD benefits, or if you are simply in need of SSI. Our attorneys will work with you directly and will work tirelessly to preserve evidence and assist you in proving your eligibility. You deserve coverage, so call today to review your case for free!