Supplemental Security Income in Las Vegas
Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, provides monthly benefits to individuals over 65 years old, as well as adults and children who are blind or severely disabled and can meet eligibility requirements. SSI comes from the Social Security Administration and is financed by the general tax fund which is why a claimant's eligibility is based on their financial need and their disability.
Determining an Individual's Eligibility
SSI requirements include financial needs such as their permanent disability and living arrangements, taking account of all available resources, savings, real estate, equity, income, and benefits from other financial assistance.
The SSA considers a permanent disability to be one that meets the following:
- You are prevented from carrying on in the same job you had before the injury or accident
- You cannot take on different work responsibilities due to your condition
- You are expected to be disabled for a year or more or your disability will lead to your death
The primary fact that the SSA considers to assess your claim is whether, due to your medical condition, you are unable to work a full-time job and why not? You need to nail this point to win your claim. While the law permits individuals to file for SSI on their own, statistics indicate that about 70% of claims are denied initially and that persons who have the assistance of a Las Vegas Social Security disability attorney throughout the entire process have a significantly improved chance at earlier success. We are extremely familiar with the laws that govern SSI and are ready to actively assist you in proving to the SSA that you truly are unable to work a full-time job.
Contact Our Office Today
If you believe that you meet the necessary criteria, please reach out to an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer in Las Vegas today. At Disability Action Advocates, we have 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals to receive federal benefits.
Due to our expertise, experience, and aggressive approach, we are proud to say that we have won thousands of cases for our clients and look forward to the possibility of helping you as well.