Oklahoma Supplemental Security Income Lawyer Here for You
SSI cases in Oklahoma demand strong legal action. Lawter & Associates can help.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a lifeline for people with disabilities and their families who do not qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. This government program was created for low-income residents struggling to make ends meet.
Trying to determine if you qualify for SSI can be extremely confusing. That's why we strongly urge residents who believe they might be eligible to contact us as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City can meet with you and explain your legal rights.
This may be your only time to obtain compensation. Don't let this opportunity slip through your fingers. Contact us today. Call our Oklahoma City office at (866) 584-1027 or our Tulsa office at (866) 584-1028 and schedule a free case evaluation.
Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income?
The federal government created the Supplemental Security Income program primarily to help low-income residents, particularly the elderly, infirm and those who were laid off or lost their job. In order to qualify for SSI, participants must earn less than specific defined amount.
According to the Social Security website, some of the most common recipients of SSI benefits include:
- Low income residents over 65 years old
- Blind adults
- Adults with a disability
- Minor children
Specifically, according to the Social Security website, adults with a disability are defined as people age 18 or older who "have a physical or mental condition (or combination of conditions) that keeps them from working and the condition is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death."
What is the income limit for SSI benefits?
The income limit for the SSI program is based on the federal benefit rate (FBR). The federal benefit rate combines the SSI income limit and the maximum federal monthly SSI payment. In 2014, the FBR was $721 per month for individuals and $1,082 for couples.
Not all income counts toward your FBR. Some income is exempt. In particular, if you are working, less than half of your monthly earnings will be counted toward the income limit. Understanding this complicated system can be a challenge. Contact us and find out if you qualify for SSI benefits.
What should I do if my SSI application is denied?
Unfortunately, even people who should qualify for SSI sometimes have their application denied for any number of reasons. Sometimes, it's because the application was filled out wrong. Other times, the reasons are much more complex.
Whatever the reason, it's important to appeal your denied SSI application as soon as possible. And without the help of an experienced SSI attorney, you may have difficulty successfully appealing a denied application.
Why should I hire an Oklahoma SSI law firm Lawter & Associates?
Supplemental Security Income cases might seem straightforward. Many people might think their disability case will be resolved quickly and they will get the money they rightfully deserve. Unfortunately, that's not always true.
Don't underestimate the complexity of your SSI case in Oklahoma. Get experienced legal advice now. Contact Lawter & Associates, PLLC. When you hire us, we can gather the evidence you need and will work tirelessly to help you obtain SSI benefits.
In addition, we often help people applying for SSI fill out their application or appealing a denied SSI claim in Oklahoma. You have too much riding on the outcome of this case. Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Call our Oklahoma City office at (866) 584-1027 or our Tulsa office at (866) 584-1028 and schedule an appointment today.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC - your case matters here.