Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Assisting in the Receipt of social security lawyer, iowaSupplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government program that provides financial assistance to people who are disabled. Unfortunately, many people are wrongfully denied the benefits that they desperately need.

If you have had your SSI claims denied and are awaiting an administrative hearing, the Dowd Law Firm, located in West Des, Moines, Iowa, can provide you with effective legal representation that gets results. Attorney Brian Dowd worked for the Social Security Department for 10 years and has in depth knowledge about these proceedings. On your behalf, Mr. Dowd can work to persuasively make your case before the administrative law judge (ALJ).

To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact the Dowd Law Firm online or call 515-223-9884.

Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income

To be eligible to receive SSI benefits, you must be unable to earn a living wage-meaning your individual or household income must be within certain parameters.

These are the common reasons individuals are unable to work:

  • Physical disability
  • Mental disorder

An ALJ will examine your medical records and determine whether you are capable of working. Attorney Brian Dowd has experience working for ALJs and has in depth insight into how these decisions are made.

How Supplemental Security Income differs from Social Security Disability Insurance

Unlike with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), SSI benefits are not based upon an individuals work record and do not come out of the Social Security trust fund. SSI is financed through general government expenditures.

SSI benefits are for individuals who do not have a significant work record but who are nonetheless in need of and eligible for benefits based upon age or disability.

Contact the Dowd Law Firm - Free Initial Consultation

For effective assistance in recovering SSI benefits, contact the Dowd Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation. The West Des Moines office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 515-223-9884