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SSI approval rates are less than 33%, so how do you get approved?

SSI is a disability program for Americans with low income and health issues that prevent them from working, but approval odds are low.

Social Security Administration building where Americans fill out an application for SSI benefits

SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income, and is one of many Social Security programs runs by the Administration.

The program helps supplement funds to people who cannot work due to a health condition and have a low income.

The program will send a monthly payment as long as providing access to Medicaid.

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Unfortunately, many more people are denied SSI benefits than approved.

Over a ten year period recently, only 21% of applicants were approved the first time they applied.

One third were then approved after appealing the SSA’s decision.

In 2020, 5.7 million Americans were receiving SSI benefits between the ages of 18 and 64.


What proof do applicants need to apply to the Social Security Administration for SSI benefits?

Documented proof is required to show that the applicant has health problems so bad they cannot work and earn a gainful income if they need SSI.

They must show that their income and assets are below the threshold set by the SSI program.

It can become so frustrating to apply that people obtain Social Security Disability lawyers to help them figure out how to qualify.

The lawyers only take fees once the person is approved for SSI benefits.

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