02 Mar Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Who is eligible to receive SSI?
Anyone is eligible to receive SSI benefits if they are disabled and have limited income and resources. At Millward and Castle, with our sixty years of combined experience, we take pride in helping people receive SSI benefits.
What exactly does disabled mean for an adult?
You are considered to be disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment which results in the inability to do any substantial gainful activity. This impairment must also last or be expected to last for more than one year, or must be expected to result in death.
What exactly does disabled mean for a child under the age of 18?
A child is considered to be disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which results in marked and severe functional limitations. This impairment must also last or be expected to last for more than one year, or is expected to result in death.
What exactly counts as income for SSI purposes?
Income is defined as money you earn from work, and money you receive from other sources, such as workers compensation, unemployment benefits, Department of Veteran Affairs benefits, and money from friends and relatives. Free food and shelter is also counted as income.
What exactly counts as resources for SSI purposes?
Resources are things that you own, such as cash, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, land, vehicles, personal property, life insurance, and anything else you own that you could convert to cash and use for food or shelter. The current SSI limits for resources are $2,000.00 for an individual or child, and $3,000.00 for a couple.
If you or your child might qualify for SSI, please contact Millward & Castle at (606) 546-5114, and we can help you through the process from beginning to end.