SSI Income Requirements — Knoxville Attorneys

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Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available for any U.S. citizen who has sufficient work history and suffers from a long-lasting disability or impairment, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available for low-income or indigent citizens who are unable to work due to their age but lack sufficient work history.

SSI Eligibility

SSI is available for those who are aged 65 and older, those who are blind and those who are suffering from diagnosed disabilities and injuries recognized by the Social Security Administration.

If you are approved for SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) usually makes small increases each year to SSI payments, allowing for cost of living increases. SSI monthly payments for those who qualify are as follows for 2014:

  • $721 for an individual
  • $1,082 for a couple
  • $361 for an essential person

SSI Income Requirements

Because SSI is available only for those who do not meet the work requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), there are maximum resource limits that could invalidate an applicant from receiving benefits.

These maximums depend largely upon where someone lives, how many people are in the household and what his or her living arrangement is.

Taking these into account, the resource limits are as follows:

  • $2,000 for a single individual
  • $3,000 for an individual and his or her spouse
  • $4,000 for a child applicant with one parent living in his or her household
  • $5,000 for a child applicant with two parents living in his or her household

Because there are numerous requirements for those who wish to apply for SSI, you should contact the Knoxville SSI attorneys who can help you through this process.

Contact the helpful, experienced lawyers at the Disability Advantage Group, to schedule a free consultation. Call 865-566-0800 to get the assistance you need.