What is SSI
Pittsburgh Social Security Attorney
People often confuse supplemental security income (SSI) with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). While both programs are under the auspices of the federal Social Security Administration, the two are completely different benefits programs.
SSI is a program of direct payments for people with disabilities, who have not been able to work, or are no longer able to work and contribute to the SSDI program. Supplemental security income is a payment designed to meet the basic needs of people who have no other means of financial support. If you are under the Social Security retirement age and have not paid into the SSDI system through payroll deduction in the previous 10 years, you may be eligible for SSI payments, if you meet the stringent financial qualifications.
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Successfully applying for SSI payments is complex and requires extensive record-keeping and attention to detail. A high majority of initial applications and appeals are denied because of errors or insufficient information required by the Social Security Administration. The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., with offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania, have 30 years of experience successfully helping people receive the SSI payments they need.
Many people who are seeking supplemental security income may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Call us to arrange a free initial consultation about your SSI or SSDI concern.
We invite you to learn more at these information pages:
- The SSDI application process
- SSDI denied claims and appeals
- Social Security for people 55 years and older
- SSDI and incarceration
- SSDI back benefits
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What is SSI? Call our experienced team at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. to discuss your circumstances. We represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh Social Security and supplemental security income lawyer today.