It's important that you have a Raleigh Social Security disability attorney advocating for your rights when you apply for SSI disability. Many things in the application process can be confusing, such as what is considered income.
What Social Security Administration Considers as Income
Here are some of the things that may be considered as income when determining eligibility for SSI disability:
- deemed income (wages earned by someone else in the home, such as your spouse, which is assumed to help provide support);
- earned income (wages you earn through work);
- nongovernmental benefits (such as being allowed to live somewhere rent free or if someone else purchases food for you); and
- unearned income (veterans benefits, pension, Social Security, etc.).
Income is basically any means in which you are able to keep a roof over your head and have the means of being fed and clothed. In other words, cash isn’t the only form of income considered for SSI disability.
SSI disability is not the same as Social Security disability benefits. There are different requirements for each type and they should be discussed with an attorney who has experience with handling claims related to Social Security.
Contacting a Raleigh Social Security Disability Attorney
Whether you are filing your initial claim for disability benefits or if your application was denied, you may need to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney. They will take the time to evaluate your case and determine if proceeding with an appeal is in your best interests.
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. When you have concerns about your rights to Social Security, you should contact an attorney to discuss your case.
With the complexities surrounding Social Security, 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.