Disabled individuals who have very limited incomes may qualify for the federal Supplemental Security Income cash assistance program. SSI is intended to help disabled, blind and aged people in North Carolina obtain basic necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing.
If you think you qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits or wish to appeal a denial of benefits, talk to a knowledgeable SSI lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert. We help disabled clients in Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, Gastonia, and the surrounding counties and communities.
You can reach us by calling (704) 487-1234 or by using our online contact form.
Supplemental Security Income is one of two large disability programs administered by the federal government. To qualify for SSI, a disabled or blind person must have limited income and limited resources and have a medically diagnosed condition. Benefits are paid only to disabled individuals, not to their dependents.
Federal rules define “disabled” as being unable to engage in any substantial gainful employment based on a medically diagnosed condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or be terminal.The Social Security Administration determines the amount of benefits you receive based on your income. If you receive Supplemental Security Income, you also automatically receive North Carolina Medicaid.
There is no charge for the consultation with an SSI attorney. We will explain your options and whether we can assist you. You will not owe anything unless we obtain benefits for you.
If you or a loved one is severely physically or mentally disabled and needs to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, talk to an SSI lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert today by calling (704) 487-1234 or by using our online contact form.