Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If you suffer from a physical or mental disability that has prevented you from ever working, meaning you never contributed to Social Security, you may be eligible for financial assistance known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
For Those Who Haven’t Paid Into Social Security
At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we help qualifying individuals obtain SSI benefits. To discuss if you are a candidate for these payments, call us at 770-884-1879 or 866-959-2946 to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Douglasville, Columbus and western Georgia.
How Does Supplemental Security Income Work?
SSI is a federal income supplement designed to help people suffering from a long-term disability who have been unable to work due to a qualifying physical or mental condition. Based on each individual’s needs, this financial assistance is paid monthly and helps cover basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. If you obtain SSI payments, you may also receive Medicaid to pay medical bills.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income is complicated and requires:
- A certain level of physical or mental disability
- Evaluation of potential future employment
- Interviews with the Social Security Administration
- Disclosure of your income and expenses
Having an experienced lawyer prepare and persuasively present your case can significantly improve your chances of success. Our attorney, Ellene Welsh, can determine whether or not you have a qualifying mental or physical disability. If you meet the hardship standard, she will walk you through the process.
Contact an Experienced SSI Benefits Attorney
If you believe you may qualify for SSI or Social Security Disability, we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us.
Our firm handles SSI cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe no attorney fees until we obtain benefits for you.