Experienced Supplemental Security Income Lawyer
- you are 65 years of age or older
- are disabled or legally blind (any age)
- meet the legal criteria for having limited income and resources
You are not alone in having a disability
While it can often feel that way — within your daily life and certainly within the legal system to acquire the benefits for which you are entitled — you are among tens of millions of United States citizens who face physical challenges every day of their lives.
Source: 2012 U.S. Census Report
As you can see, our firm enjoys success rates that are double or even triple the national average. While we cannot guarantee success for your case, we can certainly guaranteed that you will have a highly successful SSDI lawyer in your corner, doing his very best to advise you properly and deliver any beneficial judgements for which you qualify.
Frequently asked questions for SSI
The table below lists the combined federal and state payment amounts for SSI in New Jersey. Not all SSI recipients receive the maximum amount. Your payment might be lower if you have other income.
|CATEGORY||2018 TOTAL MONTHLY AMOUNTS|
|Person living alone or with others in own household||$781.25|
|Person living with spouse who is not eligible for SSI||$903.00|
|Person living in someone else’s household and receiving support and maintenance||$544.31|
|Person living in licensed health care facility||$960.05|
|Person living in public general hospital or Medicaid-approved long-term health facility||$40.00|
|Couple living alone or with others in own household||$1,150.36|
|Couple living in someone else’s household and receiving support and maintenance||$843.09|
|Couple living in licensed residential health care facility||$1,863.36|
Source: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in New Jersey, SocialSecurity.gov
The Social Security Administration can consider, in some circumstances, the income of other people living with the potential SSI recipient when calculating countable income. If a spouse does not receive SSI, part of that person’s income will be included. A disabled child’s payments must count the parents’ income — but the parents’ income is not offset by the child’s income.
Examples of non-countable income are the first $20 of income received in a month, part of your wages (see “What are Earned Income Exclusions?” below), food stamps (SNAP), tax refunds, loans you need to repay, and public benefits based upon need. You can also deduct any impairment-related work expenses, such as the cost of special transportation, from your income.
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