Social Security Disability For Those
With Little or No Work History
Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, provides disability benefits if you have never worked, or if you have not worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
The law firm of Coats & Todd has successfully represented SSI applicants in Plano, Garland, Irving, McKinney, Allen, the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area, throughout the state of Texas, and nationwide. Call our office in Richardson, Texas toll free at 1-800-856-1031 for a free consultation.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Eligibility
- Qualifying Disability — To qualify for SSI benefits, you must have a severe and disabling impairment under the same definitions as for Social Security disability. Your disability can be a physical or mental impairment.
- Low Income Criteria — Supplemental Security Income is a need-based program. There are specific limits on your income (how much money you make) and assets (what you own) to qualify.
- Fixed Benefits — The monthly SSI benefits are a set amount, no matter how severe the disability and whether or not you have worked in the past. You either qualify or you don't.
- Work History — Social Security disability is based on taxes you paid into the system during your life. If you have never worked because of your impairment, or you have been unable to keep a job for any length of time, you may not have enough qualifying wages. SSI is a safety net designed to help people like you.
We Are Here to Help and Support You
We know you would work if you could. Our attorneys and staff communicate closely with you, your family, caregivers and your doctors to prove that your condition keeps you out of the workforce. The lawyers of Coats & Todd have represented people with profound disabilities, people with mental illness, homemakers and others who need SSI to make ends meet.
Contact us today for answers to your questions and to obtain strong advocacy for a complex legal process. Your consultation is free and you pay no attorney fees unless we win benefits for you.