If you haven’t worked in a long time, and it’s a struggle to pay for food, housing, and bills, affording the medical care you need can seem impossible.
When your health prevents you from working, help could come in the form of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
SSI provides money for you to put food on the table and helps with medical costs. It’s a disability benefits program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
More than anything, SSI helps you get some peace and stability in your life.
The trouble is that most people get denied when they apply for benefits.
But you can find experienced people who help with this process: Disability Attorney Tim Geary has been helping people win benefits for over 20 years. Geary Disability Law has helped thousands of people in Wisconsin.
In the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin, give yourself the benefit of professional support for your claim. We can help you ease the stress in your life.
These are the basic requirements you must meet to obtain SSI benefits:
You have to document and prove these points.
Applying for benefits includes filling out a lot of forms, submitting medical evidence, and making an argument for why you should get approved. A disability lawyer can support you in this process.
You also might hear different terms for disability benefits. Besides SSI, Social Security runs another disability program called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
SSDI is different from SSI because it’s for people who have worked substantial amounts in recent years and paid into Social Security with their paycheck deductions. SSI is a financial assistance program for people who haven’t been able to work much.
If you’re wondering whether you have a good case for benefits, or whether you should apply for SSI or SSDI, Disability Lawyer Tim Geary and Geary Disability Law can review your situation and let you know your options.
You pay nothing for your initial claim evaluation.
When you qualify for SSI, you get access to Medicaid health-care coverage, which is a huge help when you’re dealing with serious health problems and need to visit doctors, have tests done, and get prescriptions.
You also get monthly income to help with your basic expenses, like household bills.
The government sets SSI payments to be the same for everyone. That’s another difference with SSDI, where payments are determined for each person using a formula that includes their past income.
The amount of money you receive under SSI typically changes every year.
This is how the government set monthly SSI payments for 2021:
This kind of help can be just the thing to let you rest easier knowing how you’ll pay for your next meal when health problems leave you unable to work and get paid.
Don’t take chances making your application complete and correct.
Help is here from Geary Disability Law. You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.
We want to see you get financial relief.
It’s only natural for you to have many questions when your life has been disrupted by health problems and you need financial assistance. Get started on your path forward with our answers to some of the questions we hear most often:DISABILITY FAQs
“Helped me every step of the way, and won my case for me. I am not rich, and he had my best interests at heart. I would highly recommend him, as I have already done, several times.”