Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you’re looking for an SSI attorney in Orange County, CA, look no further. But before we begin to explain our services, here’s a primer on Supplemental Security Income (SSI).


SSI is designed to help low-income people with severe disabilities. It is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.


This program is also designed to help individuals whose physical or mental disabilities have become so severe that they can no longer work.

 

SSI: Who Is Eligible?

SSI is available for those who have not paid into Social Security through payroll taxes. If awarded SSI benefits, there is a base amount that an individual with no other income receives. Maximum Federal (SSI) payment amounts increase with the cost-of-living increases that apply to Social Security benefits.


This year, there is no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), so there will be no increase in SSI payment amounts in 2016. The monthly maximum Federal amounts for 2016 are $733 for an eligible individual and $1,100 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse. The monthly amount is reduced by subtracting monthly countable income. In the case of an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, the amount payable is further divided equally between the two spouses.

 

Contact an SSI Lawyer in Southern California

 

Our litigation experience combined with our extensive knowledge of SSI will give you the best shot at getting the benefits you need and deserve. Call today to receive your free consultation: 949-359-1370. Located in Orange County, CA, we represent clients throughout Southern California. We will travel to you for your consultation. 

Contact Me For a Free Consultation

Driscoll Law Corporation
34092 Street of the Violet Lantern
Suite #100
Dana Point, CA 92629


Phone: 949-359-1370