Do you have a pending application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? Not sure whether your claim has been approved? Today we’ll discuss the SSI Award letter. That is what you’ll receive if the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your application for SSI.
Even if you are found medically disabled, you will get a call from your local Social Security office to schedule an interview before receiving the SSI Award Letter. The interview is held with a SSI claims representative.
The purpose of the interview is to determine whether you meet SSI’s non-medical requirements. Because the program is need-based you must prove not only that you are medically disabled but also that you are eligible financially. There are specific income and resource limits that you must meet.
Some of you may have pending claims for both SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Your SSDI benefit will count toward the SSI income limit. In most cases you will receive SSI benefits during the five-month waiting period, but not after that.