This year is your year – to stay on top of your to-do list, to finish organizing, and to understand your SSI benefits. Here’s how an Orlando Supplemental Security Income attorney can help you.
Supplemental Security Income Requirements
SSI provides cash assistance payments to aged, blind, and disabled persons – including children – who do not have full access to the income and resources they need. Keep in mind, if you’re a Florida resident who is eligible to receive SSI payments, you’re also eligible for Medicaid. The Social Security Administration determines who is eligible to receive cash assistance. You may apply for SSI benefits online (in limited circumstances), on the phone, or in-person at your local Social Security office.
Receiving SSI Payments
When you apply for SSI, the law requires you to sign up to receive electronic payments. Your benefits will be distributed via direct deposit as what the Social Security Administration (SSA) deems as a safe and secure way. You can also sign up for the SSA’s Direct Express® card program in which the SSA deposits federal payments directly into the card account.
The SSA notes that federal payments will automatically increase each January if the cost of living increases. The SSA will notify you in advance if you’ll receive a new payment amount.
An Orlando Supplemental Security Income Attorney Can Help
Your attorney may be able to help if you have questions about applying for SSI, payments, or reviewing your case. The SSA is required to review every SSI case to ensure eligible applicants receive federal payments for the correct amount. The SSA will notify you when it’s time for your review. Your review may occur on the phone, by mail, or in person.
Ready to Book Your Appointment?
At Culbertson Law, we help clients understand SSI benefits with an Orlando Supplemental Security Income attorney. Contact us today to book your free consultation. We’re here to help walk you through the SSI benefits process and answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.