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Determining your Supplemental Security Income eligibility in Portland, OR, is the first step in the filing process. Richard A. Sly, Attorney at Law, is here to work with clients throughout the area. With him on your side, you will learn more about your eligibility for SSI. Schedule a consultation with Mr. Sly today for assistance with the filing process.

Requirements for Eligibility for SSI

What is Supplemental Security Income? SSI is a welfare benefit available for low and no income and low or no asset persons who are over the age of 65. It is also designed for those who are living with disabling conditions and are unable to perform basic sedentary unskilled jobs due to medical reasons. In order to qualify for SSI, your inability to work must last longer than 12 months.

In some cases, those who are over the age of 65 may have Supplemental Security Income eligibility even if they do not fit the definition of “disabled” according to the Social Security Administration. Those under the age of 65 must establish that they are not only completely disabled, but that they do not have adequate means of support to qualify for SSI benefits.

To qualify financially for SSI, individuals cannot own more than $2,000 worth of total countable assets. Married individuals may not own more than $3,000 in assets. These assets include anything of value owned, except for homes and up to one vehicle. Assets can include money in savings and checking accounts, IRAs, and other retirement accounts, as well as anything else of value. Richard A. Sly is available to work with you to determine your eligibility for SSI.

Contact Richard A. Sly to learn more about the requirements for Supplemental Security Income eligibility. Mr. Sly works with clients with eligibility for SSI throughout Portland, Oregon.