SSI Benefits Available to You

When being awarded SSI, you unlock many amazing benefits that will help you lead a stable and healthy life. For readers that are curious about the benefits available to them, here are the four primary benefits you unlock as a recipient of SSI:
1. Monthly Payments
The most important benefit SSI recipients receive is the monthly cash stipend. With these payments of $733 ($1100 for couples), you will be able to provide yourself with the necessities for a comfortable and stable life. Depending on the state you live in, benefits may vary, so always consult your disability attorney to determine what your monthly stipend will be.
2. Food Stamps
Although food stamps are not done through the SSA, but the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), most SSI recipients will qualify for the program. By signing up for this program, you will be able to spend your monthly payments on shelter, clothing, and other important investments. To begin the application process for receiving food stamps through SNAP, be sure to visit this link.
3. Backpay for Missed Payments
Most recipients will have to go through a long and frustrating application/appeal process in order to gain SSI benefits. Because of this, there will often be a multi-month or year long period where you are awaiting an approval for SSI benefits. Thankfully, the SSA will back pay benefits for the entire time you have waited, starting in the month in which you first applied for these important benefits. More often than not, the payment will be made in two different lump sums. Always ask your attorney about your specific situation, so that you may accurately plan for your finances post-award.
4. Medical Services and Benefits
Once you begin receiving SSI benefits, you are automatically entitled to Medicaid benefits. Depending on your state, you may have to apply for these benefits separately, however. Be sure to consult your legal representative about your state’s guidelines before assuming that you are already enrolled in this beneficial program. Similar to the food stamps program, Medicaid will help you save money, allowing you to use your monthly stipend for more pressing necessities.
For quality SSI Attorney services in Cleveland, Ohio, go no further than James Mitchell Brown. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the Social Security Office of Cleveland, so that you may gain the valuable benefits you deserve. Contact us at your convenience to set up a free consultation.