The federal government created Social Security for a few different reasons. While it’s mostly for retirees, it also funds people who used to work but now can’t because of a disability, or people who have never brought in income or bring in very little income because they face a severe disability.
If you are disabled and you can’t work, then you may be able to apply for and start receiving SSI.
All About SSI
While former working individuals will receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), those who have never worked or cannot work very much will receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is for individuals who may be aged, blind, and disabled. It provides them with the money they need for the basics such as clothing, food, and shelter. SSI is notoriously hard to get; typically, only 37% of applicants are approved.
Is SSI Welfare?
SSI is considered welfare. In fact, it’s the largest welfare program in the nation, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). While welfare may be considered a bad thing to some people, for others, it’s a lifesaver. And if you are too disabled to work, then you deserve these benefits.
Working With Schott Law to Receive SSI Benefits
If you need help collecting SSI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. As you know, it’s very difficult to get approved but if you have a skilled lawyer like Maggie Schott on your side, you will have a much better chance of winning the benefits you need to survive and thrive. Then, you can have some peace of mind in a time when you’re struggling the most.
Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to get started.