Applying for Supplemental Security Income, or “SSI,” seems like it should be a quick and easy process. The reality is most cases involve a long, drawn-out process during which an unrepresented claimant is at a major disadvantage. Seeking help from a dedicated SSI attorney in Boston can give you an edge and help guide you through what is often a confusing bureaucracy.
The process begins with filling out an application for Supplemental Security Income benefits with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).
- A disabled adult
- A disabled child
- A person over the age of 65
In the case of a disabled child, it will be a parent or other guardian who actually completes the application and handles the matter on the behalf of the child during the entire process. This does not mean that they cannot not also obtain an attorney, which is a good idea and there is no reason no to do so. Continue reading