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SSI for Adults: Do You Need Help with Expenses?

It’s such a struggle to get by when your health won’t let you work. If medical problems have long left you without a way to earn a paycheck, financial relief could be available from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

SSI benefits include monthly income support so you can pay for basic needs like food or the electricity bill. The program is run by Social Security.

If you qualify for SSI, you also get approved to receive your health care through Medicaid.

You’re not asking to win the lottery here. You’re asking for help with essentials. In 2024, SSI benefits were set at $943 a month for individuals and $1,415 for couples.

When you can’t work for medical reasons, you deserve this financial break, and a little bit of peace and stability

Talk to the Alabama disability lawyer at The Clarkson Firm for help getting approved. You don’t have to pay anything for a disability lawyer until you win benefits.

You can find someone who will listen, pay attention to your needs and treat you like a person with dignity, not just a number, when you contact The Clarkson Firm.

We help if you’re in Birmingham, Gadsden, Montgomery or Mobile. Anywhere you are in Alabama—North Alabama, the Black Belt, the Gulf Coast—we help. You can also call us Chattanooga, the rest of Tennessee, and any state in the Southeast.

The Clarkson Firm has helped thousands of people win disability benefits.

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SSI Appeals Process: How Can a Disability Lawyer Help if I’m Denied Benefits?

Meeting the requirements to get SSI benefits requires sending in medical reports and other information about your health, as well as information about your income and finances.

Social Security doesn’t make it easy to be approved for disability income. They make you really prove you need it. That’s one reason why most people who apply get denied.

But that doesn’t have to be the end of your chance to get financial help. You can ask Social Security to change its decision several times. For many people, it’s when they make this appeal that they finally win benefits.

These are the steps:

  • Filing for Social Security to reconsider their denial of your SSI
  • Telling your story to a disability judge
  • Asking Social Security to review the judge’s decision
  • Asking a federal court to review Social Security’s decision

Your disability attorney knows how to look at your application for SSI benefits, find what caused Social Security to reject you, and fix it. An experienced lawyer can even look at Social Security’s information and spot mistakes that they made.

It takes a trained eye, but remember: you don’t pay a fee for the work of your disability lawyer until you win benefits.

When you’re appealing an SSI denial, your lawyer will help you fill out more forms, send in more medical records, prepare you to testify for a judge, and take care of all the other tasks that go with that.

Bad health makes life hard. Let us help you get the foundation for a life of dignity.

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How Does Social Security Disability Work? Get Answers.

Social Security Disability is a huge, complicated program that often doesn’t seem like it cares much about you and your needs. Can’t get answers to your questions? Your disability attorney from The Clarkson Firm is the one who truly cares and guides you. Talk to us.

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