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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Lawyer

Leading Supplemental Security Income Attorney Based in Philadelphia

Supplemental Security Income or SSI can be crucial to the survival of families around the country. Unfortunately, many people who apply for SSI are denied for various reasons. That’s where Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway comes in. We know how to file claims and appeals, how to best answer forms and questionnaires, and how to obtain necessary medical evidence so you can get the money you and your family need.


How Do I Qualify for SSI?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a lot of abbreviations when explaining the different benefits someone may qualify for, including SSI and SSDI. You should know there are distinct differences between these programs, particularly related to financial eligibility. With both programs you must meet the disability qualifications laid out by the SSA. This means that you must have a condition that prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA). According to SSA.gov, this qualifying condition must be a “medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that is either expected to result in death or has lasted or expected to last…at least 12 months.”

But that isn’t the only qualification you need to be approved for SSI. Unlike SSDI, you must also have limited income and resources available to you—generally less than $2,000 for individuals and less than $3,000 for married couples. Whether you are financially eligible for SSI is not as clear-cut as you may think as not all resources you own count against your eligibility. Fortunately, our attorneys are experienced in helping individuals apply for SSI and appeal any negative decisions. We know the ins and outs of these programs to ensure you get the help you need.


How Much Do I Earn With SSI?

SSI is a needs-based program designed to provide benefits for necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. There are a variety of factors the SSA considers when determining the amount of your SSI payments. It starts with any income you already have. Then, they will consider non-work income, such as unemployment, a pension, or any other existing disability benefits that you might have. They will even look at how much your spouse makes, if married. If a child needs to qualify for SSI, their parent’s income will be a consideration in determining how much that child receives. Finally, the SSA will also look at your living situation. If you are living with someone and not paying your share of the costs of living in that residence, your SSI could be lower.

In total, as of 2024, the SSA caps SSI payments at $943 for a single person and $1415 for a couple. The above-mentioned factors will be considered and could potentially lower your SSI payment. To ensure you get every penny you deserve, contact the Social Security team led by attorney Dan Stampone at Stampone O”Brien Dilsheimer Holloway.


Contact Us to Hire an SSI Lawyer Near You

Do you need help navigating the SSI application process? Have you already applied for SSI and been denied? Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway has your back. We will review your eligibility to ensure you qualify for SSI, and we will fight for you every step of the way to ensure you get the monetary help you and your family need. Call Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway today. Our consultations are always free.