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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides money to individuals suffering from a mental or physical disability, as well as individuals age 65 or older or who are blind. SSI is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are ineligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or who are eligible for only a small amount of SSD.

You could be entitled to monthly cash payments of up to $637 if you are disabled and unable to work and have very little income and few resources.

The Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington, Kentucky, has over 20 years’ experience representing disabled residents of Kentucky fight through the often challenging SSI bureaucratic process. Many claims are denied at the initial stages.

Our firm has handled many Social Security Disability matters on behalf of individuals living in metropolitan Lexington and throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Berea, Georgetown, Nicholasville, Richmond, Paris, Versailles, Winchester, and many others. In fact, we represent people all over the state, including far-Eastern as well as far-Western Kentucky.

The Kentucky Supplemental Security Income attorneys at the Frank Jenkins Law Office can assist you or a loved one to pursue benefits at any stage of your SSI application. Contact us today at 1-800-WORKERS (1-800-967-5377) for a free initial consultation, or fill out our online contact form.

Eligibility for Social Security Income

What’s considered a disability for SSI is the same as for Social Security Disability benefits. You must have a physical or mental impairment that has lasted 12 months or more, or is expected to last at least 12 months, that prevents you from working in any occupation. Your income must be very low, and your total assets (not including your home and car) must not exceed $2,000 if you are single or $3,000 if married.

The amount of monthly benefits to which you are entitled depends on what your household income is. As your household income rises above a certain amount, the amount of SSI you are due begins to decrease dollar for dollar.

“Income” that affects SSI eligibility includes money you earn from working, pensions, Social Security benefits, alimony, child support and food and shelter.

SSI is also available to children with serious medical conditions the government considers disabilities. For purposes of determining how much a child is due each month, part of the income of the parent or parents is deemed to be the child’s income.

Disability Claims Often Rejected

Applying for SSI benefits can be confusing and frustrating. The Kentucky SSI benefits lawyers at the Frank Jenkins Law Office can help you stick with it in overcoming the layers of bureaucracy and obtaining benefits that are rightfully yours. We will prepare the needed documents and forms to demonstrate your disability, as well as your income and resources.

The government rejects many initial applications. But that doesn’t end the matter by any means. We are knowledgeable about the SSI appeals process and can help you pursue an appeal before the government.

Attorney fees in SSI cases are based on a percentage of any sums you obtain. The maximum fee is determined by the Social Security Administration, which is responsible for approving attorney fee requests.

We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees up front and won’t ever pay us a fee until we help you obtain SSD benefits.

If you or a loved one needs assistance regarding an SSI claim, contact us online or call us toll free at 859-389-9344. Don’t delay. You want to make sure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.