Social Security Disability Insurance grants a source of income to Americans who are financially struggling due to the inability to work as a result of a disability. Their income will come from the Social Security trust fund, and therefore comes out of the money they have already invested into Social Security through the years. If you are disabled and unable to work, the alternative to filing for SSDI is to put in a claim for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.
Filing for SSI is not an easy process. It requires time and patience. Decisions may need to be continuously appealed. To ensure you are taking the proper steps to get your deserved benefits, contact the Indiana Supplemental Security Income attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider, at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your rights.
How SSI is Paid
The U.S. Department of Treasury is in charge of the distribution of the U.S. general funds. SSI is paid with these funds and is therefore heavily reliant on taxpayer money.
Present circumstances will decide on the amount of money that will be paid. The average income of the household, the number of residents in the household, the age of the individual, and the reason for disability, for example, may be important factors that will play into the decision.
Many people give up once their original SSI claim is denied. The Indiana Social Security attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider, can help you continuously appeal your rejected claim, which can be instrumental in seeing to it that you receive the benefits that you need. Contact an attorney today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your rights in a free consultation.