Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Social Security program with income-based benefits for those who are unable to work, including those suffering from long-term disability. Many people who would qualify for SSI are unaware of the program's existence, and many of those who apply are initially denied. The Social Security Administration is a difficult agency to navigate, so it is in the best interests of individuals seeking SSI benefits to have an experienced attorney on their side.
SSI Lawyers Serving Staten Island, New York
At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, our dedicated lawyers have been representing clients in Staten Island for 30 years. We are committed to improving the lives of our neighbors in the community and take great pride in the results we have obtained in SSI cases on behalf of the long-term disabled, the elderly and others in need of benefits.
What Is SSI?
SSI is Supplemental Security Income. SSI benefits are paid monthly to disabled individuals, based on their income. People must have a very low income to qualify for the monthly SSI stipend. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), recipients are not required to have a work history. SSDI is an insurance program that is paid into during an individual's working years. In addition to disabled people with limited incomes, SSI benefits are also available for disabled children whose parents have a low income.
While the SSI program is not funded through Social Security withholdings, the program is run by the Social Security Administration, which is notorious for being difficult to deal with. Qualified individuals are often turned away and denied on their first application. With our help, we can make sure you successfully navigate the system and get the help you deserve.
You've Been Through Enough; We'll Take It From Here
We are here to handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus on living your life, whether that means analyzing your eligibility, working with medical providers to understand your condition or filing appeals. Contact us online or call 347-201-4447 today to discuss your situation with our Staten Island Supplemental Security Income lawyers in a free, confidential consultation.