When you are a low income individual, every penny you receive matters. Most people in this situation tend to be very budget conscious and avoid large expenses if they can help it. But when a person is suddenly struck with a disabling illness or injury, medical expenses can wreak havoc on a budget, leaving a person feeling stressed about their finances and wondering if there is anything they can do.
Thankfully, people with few resources who are deemed disabled because of an illness or injury may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI. As we have explained to our readers before on our blog, SSI provides cash benefits to low income individuals that can be used to offset medical costs associated with their condition.
Of course, in order to receive these benefits, an individual must first go through a complex application process. In some cases though, an application may be denied for any number of reasons, forcing a person to either forego benefits or fight for the benefits they deserve via the appeals process. But as frequent readers of our blog know, an appeal can be just as challenging, if not more, than the initial application process.
That's why it's necessary to point out that a person does have the right to obtain representation to help with both the application process and the appeals process as well. Whether it's helping you put together your claim or acting as your advocate in court, a skilled lawyer, such as the ones that can be found here at The Law Office of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, will use their experience and knowledge to help you present your case effectively and in accordance with the Social Security Administration's rules.
At our firm, we understand that for low income individuals, both your time and money are important to you, which is why we offer a free consultation for cases involving SSI questions and concerns.