Non-Medical Requirements For SSI
What are the medical requirements for an SSI claim?
Before we get to the non-medical requirements, let’s go over the medical requirements. The Social Security Administration (SSA) must evaluate a person’s physical and mental impairment(s) when determining eligibility for SSI. They do this by looking at medical evidence such as lab results, physician statements, and other test results. To be eligible for SSI benefits you must have an impairment that is severe enough to qualify for disability benefits, and it must be expected to last at least 12 months or end in death.
Now, non-medical requirements are those that don’t involve medical evidence, but they still need to be satisfied for an individual to receive SSI benefits. The requirements for receiving SSI include:
- The first requirement is age. Applicants must be at least 64 years old or have a disabling condition that began before reaching 22 years of age.
- Additionally, applicants must be disabled and unable to work or have a very limited work capacity. Income is also not a medical requirement for SSI.
- In order to qualify, applicants must meet certain income requirements set forth by the Walton Law.
Contacting an experienced attorney from the Walton Law Firm can help individuals determine their eligibility for SSI in relation to non-medical requirements.
What If My Claim Is Denied?
If requirements for SSI have already been met and a denial of benefits has occurred, an experienced attorney can help determine why the claim was denied and provide guidance on how to proceed. It is important to note that requirements are subject to change, so staying up-to-date on the latest information is essential.
How Can A Social Security Attorney Help You With Non-Medical Requirement Claims
An attorney can also help ensure that requirements are met and provide guidance on the entire SSI application process. Working with an experienced attorney makes it easier to understand non-medical requirements for SSI and navigate the complex application process.
It is important to be aware of the requirements for SSI, as non-compliance can lead to a denial or discontinuance of benefits. The Walton Law Firm has the experience and resources to help individuals fully understand the requirements for SSI and ensure that all non-medical requirements are met in order to qualify for benefits. If you have any questions about non-medical requirements for SSI, contact the Walton Law Firm today to discuss your case. Our attorneys are here to help you get the best outcome possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.