Get Answers to the Questions You Have About SSI Benefits
In a perfect world, everyone who needed SSI benefits would have access to them easily. However, it is not always this simple. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have worked with clients who found the process complicated, confusing, and frustrating. We have helped them get the approval they need to move on with their life. Keep reading to get answers to some of the most common questions we get, then contact us at 866-536-5788 if you are in need of legal advice from a Supplemental Security Income Attorney in Pasadena CA.
How Long Does It Take to Get Approved for SSI Benefits in Pasadena CA?
It can vary widely. Simple claims can get approved as quickly as within 90 days. More complex claims can take years to get through the process. This is one of the reasons that we strongly recommend working with an SSI attorney in Pasadena CA. We can work to prevent your case from being denied or slowed down ensuring that all relevant documentation is included.
How Much Should I Expect to Receive Monthly for My SSI Benefits?
The federal government calculates the SSI benefit rate every year. The State of California then supplements it with additional funds. In 2019, the SSI monthly rate in California is $931.72 or $988.23 if disability is based on blindness. There are certain sources of income and/or support that can reduce this benefit amount with limited exceptions. Your SSI benefits attorney in Pasadena CA can look at your other sources of income to see if they may affect your benefits.
Can SNAP and Other Public Benefits Affect My Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income in Pasadena CA?
Any type of General Relief you receive will be considered when you are considered for SSI benefits and they can lower the amount of your benefits. That said, SNAP is not a General Relief benefit and therefore does not impact your benefit rate. The Department of Social Services will report any public benefits you are receiving to the Social Security Administration, so be sure to disclose all benefits you receive.
I Am Not a United States Citizens – Am I Eligible for SSI Benefits?
Maybe. For the most part, SSI benefits are only payable to United States citizens. However, there are some limited exceptions for certain categories of noncitizens. If you are not a resident and believe you are one of the few exceptions who can still receive SSI benefits in Pasadena CA, contact us today.
Can I Appeal My SSI Denial?
That depends on why it was denied. Certainly, your first step is to contact an SSI benefits attorney in Pasadena CA. We can assess your case, consider the denial reason, and determine if there are options for you to appeal. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 866-536-5788 for a free legal consultation.