SSI Disability – Social Security For The Underprivileged


Modern welfare states have many provisions aimed at ensuring the overall well-being of its citizens. Disability support is one of the most prominent aspects of these provisions. If you become disabled during you working tenure, the government will come to your help in all probability. Financial provisions are not confined just to cases of disability. There can be many other reasons behind a person’s need of financial assistance.

SSI is the abbreviation of supplemental security income. SSI disability security is provided to those people who belong to the low-income group and hence are in need of economic help. There are many people who have not been disabled during work but are otherwise economically disabled. This category of people qualifies for the SSI disability benefits.

The system of SSI has many elaborate clauses for the children who are certified as disabled. There is a sizeable population of disabled children below 18 years of age. When the extent of the disability is advanced, these children need support even with the very basic aspects of their lives. They are bound to look up to their parents for constant help. If the parents belong to the low-income group, it becomes tough for them to look after their disabled wards. This is where the provision of SSI effectively comes in.

You should apply for SSI immediately after it is medically determined that you will not be able to work for the whole of the coming  year. If in some cases, it has been pre-determined  that the affected person will not live long, the  person concerned should not waste time before filing his or her social security claim.

The amount to be given by the government is determined based on the specific circumstances. If you are disabled during work, you will get financial assistance based on your income when you were working.  Widows of disabled persons get assistance based on how much their spouses worked during their working tenure. In the same manner, children are provided with financial assistance based on how much their parents earned.