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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) stands as a vital support system for those facing disabilities in Houston, Texas. The Law Office of Gerard Lynch will work around the clock to ensure they can access the necessary resources to enhance their quality of life.

What is SSI?

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a program designed to financially aid individuals with disabilities who have limited income and resources. Managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSI serves as a crucial lifeline for those facing economic challenges due to disability.

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What Is The Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

SSI and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) both offer financial assistance for individuals with disabilities, but they differ in eligibility requirements. SSI caters to those with limited income and resources, while SSDI is geared towards individuals with a work history who have contributed to Social Security.

For additional questions regarding the specifics of SSD and a disability claim, check out our client’s most frequently asked questions.

Navigating the SSI Landscape in Houston

How much is SSI in Houston, Texas?

SSI payment amounts may vary, but in Houston, Texas as of January 1, 2023, the Federal benefit rate stands at $914 for individuals and $1,371 for couples. In specific states, additional payments complement the Federal SSI benefit, resulting in elevated total SSI benefit levels in those particular regions.

The Law Office of Gerard Lynch ensures you receive the maximum benefits you qualify for. The precise amount depends on factors like income, living arrangements, and disability-related expenses.

What Are The Qualifications For SSI?

To receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), specific criteria must be met. The team at The Law Office of Gerard Lynch, including skilled SSI lawyers in Houston, simplifies the qualification process, ensuring you grasp and fulfill the necessary conditions.

Key Qualifications For SSI

Qualifying for SSI involves meeting criteria set by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The knowledgeable team at The Law Office of Gerard Lynch aids you in navigating this process, addressing crucial elements:

  • Limited Income: SSI eligibility relies on having limited income. The team ensures your financial situation aligns with SSA guidelines.

  • Minimal Resources: Besides income, minimal resources are a vital consideration. The team clarifies what qualifies as resources to help you meet these criteria.

  • Medical Condition Defined: If you’re already experiencing the Social Security disability process, then you know how closely an administrative law judge (ALJ) looks at your overall medical condition. If your condition is defined in the SSA’s blue book guidelines, then you and your Social Security disability attorney will increase your chances of a better outcome for SSI.

How To Apply For SSI In Houston

The application process for SSI involves completing forms and providing essential information. Most of that information will include the following:

  • Provide your Social Security number.

  • Submit proof of age with documents displaying your date of birth.

  • Include a record of your citizenship or alien status.

  • Verify your income through tax returns or payroll stubs.

  • Demonstrate your resources with bank statements and vehicle registrations.

  • Confirm your living arrangements with a lease agreement, property tax bill, or utility bill.

  • Provide medical sources, including medical reports and contact information for healthcare providers.

The Law Office of Gerard Lynch streamlines this process, offering guidance to ensure a thorough and accurate application.

How Can I Get Approved With The Help Of An SSI Disability Lawyer in Houston?

Securing SSI approval can be complex, and having an experienced lawyer by your side significantly improves your chances. The team at The Law Office of Gerard Lynch navigates the intricate application process, ensuring all details are accurately presented to maximize your likelihood of approval.

Not only will our Social Security disability lawyers actively correspond with the SSA on your behalf, but we will actively make sure your SSI or SSDI claims are as strong as possible. Because we’ve been handling Houston’s Social Security Disability claims for years, we’ve also established connections within its many medical systems. We will ensure your medical records are fully and thoroughly collected, so your application is solid for SSI and SSDI.

Can I Appeal If I’ve Been Rejected For SSI?

Facing a rejection for SSI is not the end of the road. The Law Office of Gerard Lynch helps you navigate the appeals process, advocating for your case to ensure you receive the support you need.

Your Path to SSI Success Starts Here

Ready to explore your options and secure the SSI benefits you deserve? The Law Office of Gerard Lynch and his team of SSI attorneys in Houston are here to guide you. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward unlocking the support you need.

Client Testimonials


This case was my first time hiring a lawyer but I am glad that the attorney I chose worked diligently with me to help me get the results I was looking for. I am confident in letting the law offices of Gerard Lynch handle my business when needed, and I will be contacting this office when or is there is another matter that I need handled. I, Alexander Foster, am very satisfied with the outcome of my case. The Law Office of Gerard Lynch and I worked together and we achieved the goal that we were striving for. I am so thankful.

Alexander Foster,

The best and foremost compliment I can give this firm is the fact that I didn't have to come in to the office and overall my case was handled very expeditiously. Thanks for a job well done on my behalf.

Kathy Brown,

We need more lawyers like Mr. Lynch with an understanding heart and mind. May God bless you and your staff. I enjoyed working with Mr. Lynch and thank you so very much.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be disabled permanently to receive Social Security Disability (SSD)?

No you do not. A claimant needs to be disabled for at least 12 months or have a medical condition that is terminal or expected to lead to death. Sometimes a claimant is not disabled permanently but has a certain time frame in which they are disabled from working. For example, a claimant may get into a car accident, need to have multiple surgeries and is out of work for at least one year. That claimant can receive benefits for the period before he or she returned back to work.

It is possible but rare. In a SSD case, medical records are your evidence and that is the proof you have to show the SSA and an social security judge that you do have a severe medical condition that keeps you from working. If you do not have recent medical records, it is much harder to win a case. There is a possibility, though not common, that your case might be approved simply by going to a consultative exam that SSA sends you to, where a doctor gives you a physical or mental examination.

One benefit of working with our office is that we will look carefully at your case and if you do not have enough or current medical records, we can often give you information about low-income or indigent health services where you can go and get medical treatment for free or greatly reduced cost.

Our law firm, the Law Office of Gerard Lynch, only charges our clients if we win their SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We charge on a contingency basis, 25% of the backpay, a cap of up to $6000, awarded to a claimant when we win the case. The fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If we do not win their case, we do not charge anything no matter how much work we have done. Once a client wins and their monthly checks begin, they will keep 100% of their checks.

Social Security Disability (SSD) comes from FICA taxes that are deducted from paychecks during the work history of a person. Every month that a person works and reports income to the government, taxes are deducted which are paid into social security. When FICA taxes are taken out of paychecks, most of it goes into the social security retirement fund. However, a smaller portion goes into the social security disability fund. People who become disabled over their lifetime and are not yet eligible to get their full age retirement benefits can get benefits from the disability fund. One difference between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is that Social Security Disability (SSD) is like social security retirement – it does not matter how much money a person has or how many assets they have.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a different program for disabled people and it is like a form of welfare. Like food stamps, if you have too much money, assets or property, then you will be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) even if you are clearly disabled. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for people who are either too young to have paid enough into the system or have not worked recently enough to receive Social Security Disability (SSD). The benefits given to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants come from the general US government fund. To receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a claimant has to be equally disabled to a person who receives Social Security Disability (SSD) – the standard for determining disability are the same. The only difference in deciding which claimant receives Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) comes from the amount of money paid into the social security system over one’s lifetime.