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A simple SSI benefits claim can suddenly become complicated

A simple SSI benefits claim can suddenly become complicated

| May 1, 2015 | Supplemental Security Income (SSI) |

Abromson & Carey, Attorneys at Law, have handled many cases for Newark, New Jersey, residents relating to obtaining Supplemental Security Income for disabled, blind, elderly adults and in some cases, minor children from low-income families who need state assistance to live. Supplemental Security Income is a federal welfare program that provides assistance to those who cannot earn enough to support themselves.

In most cases, Supplemental Security Income is granted by the Social Security Administration to those who have no work experience and have not contributed to the Social Security fund through payroll deduction in order to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In some cases, however, Supplemental Security Income claimants might have worked for a brief period, often only a few months, before sustaining the injuries and trauma that made them unable to continue working.

Due to recent federal and state budgetary troubles, many state authorities are unanimously against granting Supplemental Security Income to everyone who requests it. Such welfare programs have often been identified as the cause of the country’s increasing federal budget deficits. A New Jersey state resident applying for benefits must be prepared for rejection because granting benefits is becoming much tougher due to the availability of funds. The federal government cannot afford to find everyone eligible for the federal welfare programs.

The Supplemental Security Income is essentially a means-based program provided to low-income families or residents with physical or mental impairment or advanced age which makes obtaining gainful employment next to impossible. Abromson & Carey can provide help with the legal formalities and procedures that are essential for clients to claim these benefits.