Like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government-funded program meant to help people who are unable to work due to various disabilities. But unlike SSDI, the Supplemental Security Income isn’t dependent on your income or work credits. Instead, the SSI benefits are available to people who fall below a specific income level and who don’t work because of their health conditions.

We have a highly experienced team of legal counsels for all Supplemental Security Income matters. These professionals have vast experience in all types of SSI and SSDI matters. They can help you figure out whether you are eligible for the relevant Social Security benefits and help you file an application for SSI or SSDI benefits. Also, if your claim gets denied, our lawyers can also help you appeal and increase the chances of getting the Social Security benefits you are eligible for.

Eligibility for SSI benefits

To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits, there are specific requirements you must meet. These conditions include:

  • You’re disabled or blind, regardless of your age
  • You have the resources and income
  • You’re a citizen of the US, a national of the United States, or an alien satisfying other requirements

Keep in mind that you need to meet strict conditions, especially regarding your household income (if you’re married). You don’t need to have earned work credits to qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits. Such benefits are not through Social Security taxes. Instead, they are paid through the United States treasury funds. 

Determining Supplemental Security Income benefits

As of 2021, people who are eligible for SSI benefits can get a maximum of $794 from the federal government. Also, Oklahoma State provides a modest supplement to this payment amount – a maximum of $42 for people who don’t reside in a care facility or nursing home. This supplement is available for those who live with another person or alone.

Filing an SSI claim in Oklahoma

There are different ways to apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits in Oklahoma. You can submit an online application through phone or in-person at a nearby Social Security Office. Before applying, you need to ensure that you gather the right documents and information, including:

  • Proof of your age
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of your alien or citizen status
  • Sufficient proof of your current living arrangements
  • Life insurance policy documents
  • Medical information

It is recommended to consult with an experienced SSI lawyer to ensure a seamless application process. Keep in mind that minor mistakes on your claim application or missing information/documents can jeopardize your ability to recover crucial Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Seek legal counsel

If your Supplemental Security Income claim was recently denied, consult with an experienced lawyer to learn your legal options. Our lawyers will evaluate your case, gather the right pieces of evidence, and help you get the amount of SSI benefits you deserve. Contact us today to get started.