You believe you’re eligible for SSI, but you want to make sure that you won’t be disqualified from receiving benefits. Learning about the disqualifying factors will make the process easier for you since you’ll know what to expect. Here’s some more information.
You Aren’t Disabled, or Old Enough
To qualify for benefits, you need to be 65 years of age or older, totally or partially blind, or have a medical condition that stops you from working and will last at least 12 months or result in death. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be disqualified.
You Have Too Much Money
You cannot have more than $2,000 if you are single or $3,000 if you are applying as a married couple living together. Keep in mind, though, that not everything counts towards this amount. The home you live in doesn’t count, and your car typically won’t be included, either. Cash, bank accounts, bonds, and stocks are counted.
How Much Could I Receive?
If you do qualify for SSI, you could receive up to $914 a month if you’re single and up to $1,371 per month if you’re a married couple. Both Idaho and Washington offer supplemental state SSI as well if you are approved for federal benefits. You can contact an attorney to help you apply, which will give you the best possible chance of your application being approved.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help applying for SSI or SSDI, or you need assistance after you got denied benefits, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.