Experienced Ohio attorneys use their knowledge to help you
At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., our experienced and knowledgeable Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability lawyers understand that your disability or age may impact your ability to earn income, and we want to help you lead a fuller life by accessing all disability-related benefits that may be available to you. We take great pride in helping our clients lead better and more secure lives. SSI and other disability-related benefits are important tools that can help. That’s why we often assist clients in applying for both SSI and Social Security Disability at the same time.
Determining which benefits you’re eligible for
SSI is an important benefit from Social Security. SSI is different than Social Security Disability. Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration. But they serve slightly different purposes. SSI provides social security benefits to people who are living in poverty and are either blind, disabled or over 65 years of age. Because SSI is only available to people living in poverty, recipients of SSI benefits are often eligible for Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of social support geared to low income individuals as well.
We also help clients who have children with disabilities. A blind or disabled child may be eligible for SSI. The income of the child and those living in the same household is a factor in determining a child’s eligibility. We can help you determine if your child is eligible for SSI, and if he or she is, we work with you to make sure your child receives these benefits.
Here are some of the federal requirements. If you meet these requirements, you can apply for SSI benefits online. Not everyone who meets these criteria is able to receive benefit payments, but these are the bare minimum requirements to at least be apply to apply online.
- You have never applied for SSI benefits in the past
- You have never been married
- You are able to see
- You are between the ages of 18 and 65
- You are a U.S. citizen and you reside in the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands, or one of the fifty United States
People who are unable to see, or who have severely limited vision, apply for different benefits than the online SSI process. They are also eligible for disability benefits, but the process is handled differently.
People who have been married in the past, or who are currently married, also face a different set of application requirements, and are not able to use the online application tools. Again, people who have been married — or who are still married — are eligible, but not to apply online.
SSI is financed by the general funds of the U.S. Treasury. This means that when U.S. citizens pay personal income taxes, or when companies pay corporate taxes, these funds go, in part, to covering SSI benefit payments. This is different from Social Security Disability Insurance, which is paid for with specific Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) deductions, and by the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA) by way of the Social Security Administration. The SSI is directly paid for by the U.S. Treasury.
The disability attorneys of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. in Cincinnati work with you to determine the best approach for pursuing your SSI disability benefits claim. The peace of mind you will gain knowing that an experienced attorney is helping you through this difficult process is an added benefit.
Contact one of our Cincinnati, OH attorneys for assistance with your Social Security benefits claims
Let one of the experienced SSI and disability lawyers at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. help you apply for these benefits. We can also offer help filing a disability appeal if you were denied Social Security Disability. Contact one of our attorneys with Social Security law experience online today or call us at 513.721.6500 to schedule a free initial consultation.