When you are disabled, there is the risk of not being able to afford where you live. Not only during the time you are waiting to receive Social Security disability benefits, but even afterwards, it may not be enough to cover housing.
Fortunately there are some government programs available that may provide housing assistance. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a housing choice voucher program that you may qualify for.
You will need to meet the guidelines as established by your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). This could vary from one location to the next, so you will want to look into the one closest to where you live.
Eligibility is generally based on your family size and total annual gross income. You must also be aU.S.citizen. When it comes to the total annual gross income, it usually can’t be greater than 50% of the median income for the area in which you live.
When you apply for a housing voucher, you will need to provide additional information that could play into your qualifications. Many times, those who are disabled are given priority in receiving some type of help with housing.
If you do qualify, you can expect to be put on a waiting list. The amount of time you will need to wait varies.
Housing assistance may be available in addition to Social Security. To learn if you qualify for disability benefits, it would be best to consult with a Dunn Social Security disability attorney.
Contacting a Dunn Social Security Disability Attorney
The team of Social Security attorneys at Brent & Adams Associates serves residents in Dunn, Fayetteville, Raleigh and various other cities throughout the state of North Carolina. With how complex and time-consuming it can be to seek Social Security benefits, it may be in your best interest to arrange for a free consultation. Contact us today to learn if you have legal options available – 1-800-849-5931 or 910-892-8177.