Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Disability Benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

As we have discussed on our website, there are two (2) main Federal Programs in which you can receive Social Security Disability benefits: 1.) Social Security Disability Benefit Insurance (SSDI); and 2.) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits. At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, we are experts at Social Security Disability Benefits and we have assisted hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to obtain these benefits in the event of a disability. If you or a loved one are faced with the situation of a disability, then Contact Us today for your free consultation so that we may assist you in obtaining benefits in the event of a disability.

This page is devoted to discussing in detail the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits program for disability benefits. We are sure that you have a number of questions relating to SSI so we want to answer as may questions for you as possible and provide you with as many resources as possible to find the answers to the questions that you may have as well. You may also refer to Understanding SSI which is a booklet provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) which gives comprehensive general information about SSI eligibility requirements and processes. The booklet is useful as it addresses a broad range of topics from applying for benefits to reporting events that may change the payment of benefits, so please feel free check out its "Table of Contents" for a list of these topics.

When you use the link to General Information, you will come to a list of published pamphlets and fact sheets about SSI. Some of these publications are in different formats, and some are also available in both English and Spanish languages. SSI Spotlights is a series of 27 fact sheets about a variety of SSI topics such as living arrangements, etc. and are designed to supplement the guidelines in Understanding SSI and you may link directly to each of the spotlights, or you may link to them from the text of the guidelines; Spanish versions of the spotlights are available at Puntos Importantes de Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI). Furthermore, you may link directly to Chapter 21 of the Social Security Handbook which contains material about SSI organized in a question and answer format so that you can find the information you need quickly and easily.

We have provided below the Table of Contents to Chapter 21 so that you may easily search for the answers to the questions that you may have, click on the link, and it will lead you directly to the page in Chapter 21 of the Supplement Security Income Handbook. Following the Table of Contents below, we have summarized and highlighted some of the important information from each chapter that you may want to know about SSI. Please kindly note that this is a summary and in order for you to have detailed information directly from the SSA about SSI, and that you should go directly to the Chapter that contains the information that you are searching for and read that chapter carefully including all of the sub references included therein.

You will soon see that SSI is a complicated process from start to finish. Therefore, we are here to assist you in filing and applying for benefits whether you are at the initial application phase or somewhere in the appeal stage, so please do not hesitate to Contact Us for more information and assistance. We are here to assist you and get you the benefits that you are entitled to by Law.