Serving West MI
While the Social Security system is complex, your SSD benefits are not out of reach. Work with the experienced attorneys of Bleakley Law Offices, P.C. to navigate the obstacles and pitfalls of the system more effectively. We've been helping people get the help they need for more than 30 years.
Have questions about the way your benefits are calculated or if you qualify? Call us today!
• SSD benefits are based on your earnings
• Benefits are also based on the amount that you contributed into the Social Security system
• Benefits are given for the length of your disability
• SSD benefits can extend to family members
• Social Security also provides benefits for widows and widowers
You Need Basic Information to Apply for SSI Benefits
Papers needed when applying for benefits include: Social Security card; proof of birthdate; real estate tax notices; bank books; insurance policies and other papers which list resources; pay stubs; and medical records relating to disability. Persons who know they will be eligible within 30 days (those age 64 and 11 months, for example) should apply immediately.
Are you close to 65 and wondering about what the future holds? Call our attorneys at Bleakley Law Offices toll free at 1-877-544-3733 to discuss your SSI questions. If necessary, we will help you fill out the paperwork and follow up on your case until you are 100% satisfied.
Bleakley Law Offices Work Hard to Get You SSI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash benefit program designed to guarantee a minimum monthly income to persons who are either 65 or older, blind, or disabled and who have limited incomes. Operated by the Social Security Administration, SSI benefits are based on need rather than the amount paid into the program or the number of quarters worked. SSI benefits are paid to eligible people only, not to family members or survivors.
To qualify, a person must be a U.S. citizen, living in the U.S., and over 65, blind, or disabled. In addition, income and resources tests must be passed. Your income and that of your spouse is taken into account. You will also need to show that your resources or assets are limited. Resources include real estate, personal belongings, household goods, money, and stocks and bonds. However, not all resources are counted. For example, the house you live in and the land on which it resides are exempt.
318 Houston Avenue
P.O. Box 868
Muskegon, MI 49443
Phone: (231) 722-3733
Grand Rapids Office
Phone: (616) 773-1572
Toll Free: 1-877-544-3733
Fax: (231) 728-3733
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