SSI Lawyers for New Orleans and Metairie, LA

SSI Lawyers
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Metairie, LA

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    Do You Need Financial Help? What Is SSI?

    You can have a better day-to-day life if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for longtime health problems that make working impossible.

    SSI benefits provide monthly checks and qualify you for Medicaid health care. They help you pay for essentials—so you have more stability and less worry.

    SSI is run by Social Security, which also provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The main difference between SSI and SSDI is that qualifying for SSI is based on your financial situation, while qualifying for SSDI is based on your recent work history.

    SSI may be the right kind of disability benefit for you if you haven’t worked much in recent years.

    SSI also has benefits for children with disabilities whose families need additional support providing for their growth and development.

    The SSI application can be difficult. But the disability lawyers at Empower Disability can help you apply for SSI—and make the process easier.

    We’ve helped thousands of people secure benefits. Our focus is lifting up everyday people—people like you.

    From our offices in Metairie, we help people in Kenner, New Orleans, Chalmette, Gretna, Marrero, Houma, the Northshore, Hammond, and across the New Orleans area.

    What Decides My SSI Eligibility?

    What Decides My SSI Eligibility?

    These are the basic SSI disability qualifications:

    • You have health problems that seriously limit your daily life.
    • You cannot work any substantial amount because of your health problems.
    • Your medical conditions have lasted or will last at least a year—or they are permanent
    • Your financial resources are under limits set by Social Security.

    When you apply for SSI, you have to provide evidence supporting each of these points.

    Your evidence will include reports from doctor visits, medical test results and other medical records, as well as information about your personal finances.

    You have to be careful with your SSI application because many people are denied.

    If you’re wondering whether you qualify for SSI and what it will take to get benefits, you can get a quick look into it with an initial case evaluation from the Louisiana disability attorneys at Empower Disability.

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    What Financial Resources Determine Whether I Get SSI Benefits?

    What Financial Resources Determine Whether I Get SSI Benefits?

    People applying for SSI disability benefits are often unsure whether they meet the financial requirements. In addition to limited ongoing income, you also have to show you have limited “resources.”

    But what are “resources?”

    This is what counts as resources:

    • Bank accounts
    • Stocks
    • Bonds
    • Land
    • Vehicles
    • Life insurance

    An individual cannot have countable resources worth more than $2,000. A couple cannot exceed $3,000.

    But don’t worry that property like your house will hurt your SSI eligibility.

    Several types of resources DO NOT COUNT in calculating whether you qualify for SSI:

    • The home and land where you live
    • One vehicle used for transportation
    • Household goods
    • Personal effects
    • Burial spaces
    • Burial funds valued at less than $1,500
    • Life insurance with a cash value of less than $1,500
    • Up to $100,000 in an ABLE savings account
    • Health flexible spending arrangements
    • Disaster relief assistance
    • Cash received for the purpose of replacing one of these non-countable resources

    When your health is already draining your energy, documenting all these details about your medical and financial history can feel overwhelming.

    You don’t have to do this without support. Our disability lawyers help people through this process every day. With us on your claim, you can rest easier knowing everything is handled.

    And when you’re already worried about money, you should know this: You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.

    Let Empower Disability help you get some stability and peace in your life.

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    Empower Disability Helps from Beginning to End

    Are you just starting to look into disability benefits? Do you need to file an application? Have you already filed and been denied? No matter where you are, Empower Disability can help.

    Get Answers to Your Disability Benefits Questions

    Get Answers to Your Disability Benefits Questions

    The Social Security Disability system can seem cold, complicated and uncaring. You’ll have a lot of questions but not always fast answers. At Empower Disability, taking care of you is our mission. We’ve prepared answers to some of the most frequent disability benefits questions.

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    What Are Empower Disability Clients Saying?

    “Treated me like a human being and not just another paycheck. I’ll hire them again in an instant if I ever have any disability or workers’ compensation problems.”

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