At Pekas Smith Disability Attorneys, we represent people across Arizona who are seeking SSI benefits. Contact our Arizona Supplemental Security Income lawyers today for a consultation and to start your case.
Our team helps people who are seeking to qualify for benefits for the first time, appeal a denial of benefits or challenge the termination of benefits. Whatever assistance you need in claiming your SSI benefits, Pekas Smith Disability Attorneys may represent you.
Skilled representation can make the process easier and help you access your benefits efficiently. We have decades of experience and a track record of success. Start today with your consultation.
How Our SSI Lawyers Can Help
The Supplemental Security Income program helps people with limited income and assets. Benefits help people meet their needs and daily living expenses. To receive benefits, a person must qualify and complete an application. Our SSI lawyers can help with the entire application process.
When we represent you, our services may include any of the following:
- Assessing your eligibility for SSI benefits and other programs
- Guiding you through gathering and preparing evidence
- Understanding the amount that you may qualify to receive
- Preparing your application, submitting it on your behalf
- Knowing what makes an application successful and what mistakes to avoid
- Answering your questions throughout the process
- Pursuing your case through reconsideration, appeals and even court action if necessary
Making a successful claim for SSI begins with submitting a complete application. Significant personal information is required plus details about your financial situation and need for benefits.
Too many good applications are denied because information is missing. Our lawyers have helped more than 10,000 people in the disability application process. From the beginning of our representation, you have a team on your side as we pursue your benefits.
What makes someone eligible for SSI?
You may be eligible for SSI if you:
- Are 65 years old or older, blind, or unable to work because of a medical condition
- Have limited income and personal assets
- Meet residence and citizenship requirements
Children have different rules for qualifying. For adults, the medical condition must keep you from working. It must be expected to last a year or longer or result in death.
Many people assume that they cannot receive SSI because they have a house or a car. However, there are several things that don’t count against your assets when determining whether you qualify for SSI. Cash, bank accounts and financial investments count as assets. Usually, your house and your car are excluded from the calculation of your assets.
Arizona SSI FAQs
What is the most money that SSI is allowed to pay?
The maximum SSI payment amount for 2023 is $914 for an individual. For a couple, the maximum is $1,371.
Does Arizona have an SSI supplement?
No, Arizona does not provide an SSI supplement payment.
Can your child qualify for SSI if the parents are stationed abroad in the military?
Yes. Residence requirements don’t apply to children when parents are in the military.
Can I get Supplemental Security Income if I receive other benefits?
Yes! It is possible to receive Supplemental Security Income payments even if you receive other benefits like SSDI. Often, if you qualify for SSI, you may also receive food assistance and Medicaid.
Representing Adults and Children in SSI Claims
Both adults and children may receive Supplemental Security Income benefits. Minors under 18 with a disability that very seriously limits daily activity may receive benefits. They must live in a household with limited income or resources.
Determining eligibility based on income and resources is different between adults and children. A person who is married is not considered a child, regardless of their age.
Our Arizona SSI lawyers represent both adults and children. We are proud to help individuals and families seek benefits through the Supplemental Security Income program.
Taking Cases Throughout Arizona and Beyond
Pekas Smith Disability Attorneys represents people throughout Arizona and beyond. It is our goal to make our services accessible to everyone, wherever you need us. Choosing our Arizona lawyers gives you an advantage. We know the local hearing offices and the evidence that is especially important to each judge.
Our law firm focuses on disability cases. We want you to get and maintain your SSI benefits. Our law firm is committed to you and your case.
Free Consultations – Talk to an Experienced SSI Lawyer
Talk to the experienced SSI lawyers at Pekas Smith Disability Attorneys in Arizona. See what’s involved in bringing an application or an appeal, and how we can help. Our fees are simple and capped, so everyone can afford our services.
For your free consultation, and to begin, contact our Arizona SSI lawyers today.