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The Law Offices of Martin Taller
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714-450-6689
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Helping you navigate through eligibility rules

As mentioned previously on this blog, there are two federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration and since they also sound similar, many people get confused between them. However, the differences between Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income were discussed thoroughly previously, so California residents can correctly determine which program to apply for.

However, certain conditions must be met in order to qualify to receive SSI benefits, and while some of them may be evident, such as income and age requirements, others, such as resident requirements, may catch people off-guard. Therefore, it is important to know in advance what criteria one must fulfill to receive the benefits they are entitled to.

Firstly, anyone is over the age of 65, blind or disabled is eligible for SSI. In addition to this, the person must demonstrate they have limited income and resources and are either American citizens, nationals, or fall within specified categories of aliens. The applying person cannot be absent from the country for a full calendar month or more or 30 consecutive days or more.

For the purposes of eligibility, the SSA considers money earned from work or received from other sources such as workers' compensation or SSD benefits, or free food and shelter, as income. Therefore, documentation is essential to demonstrate fulfillment of criteria-proof of residency, income and disability are what the application rests upon. It may be beneficial to consult an experienced attorney for assistance with preparing an application that is successful in the first attempt. Also, in the event an application gets denied, which is not uncommon, an attorney can also assist with an appeal.

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Anaheim, CA 92806

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