Supplemental Security Income
You apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because you need help supporting your family’s daily expenses due to a disability or your age. Our Las Vegas Social Security representative wants to work with you to get the benefits you need.
SSI benefits are available to individuals who cannot work and have little to no income. Unlike Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, which are available to workers who have paid Social Security taxes, SSI benefits are funded by the general tax revenues and are available to U.S. citizens who meet certain qualifications and are:
- Aged – You are aged 65 or older.
- Blind – You have “statutory blindness,” which is a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in your better eye with correcting lenses; or you have a visual field limitation in your better eye, with the widest diameter of the visual field being no greater than 20 degrees.
- Disabled – You have a physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than a year. If you are under age 18, your impairment results in marked and severe functional limitations, and if you are age 18 or older, your impairment results in the inability to do any substantial gainful activity.
Like SSD benefits, under certain circumstances, your SSI benefits may be terminated or reduced if you return to work, your medical condition improves, or other factors. Our Las Vegas Social Security representative is here to answer your questions. Contact us today.