SSI Hawaii

Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a form of federal supplement income that is funded by general tax revenues. The program is not funded by any Social Security taxes. SSI helps the elderly, blind and disabled individuals who have little or  no income. It also provides these individuals with cash to help their everyday needs for shelter, clothing and food.

To receive SSI Hawaii benefits, you will need to meet a few requirements set by the Social Security Administration.

How Do I Apply for SSI in Hawaii?

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You can apply for SSI Hawaii benefits three ways. You can apply online using the Social Security Administration’s website at www.ssa.gov. If you would rat-her get assistance from an SSA -representative, you can apply over the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213. You also have the option to apply in person at a Social Security office near you. The SSA website also has information on how to find field offices in your area.

What Amount of SSI Benefits Can I Get in Hawaii?

Currently the percentage of the population in Hawaii receiving Supplemental Security Income is 1.8%. The average monthly payment for SSI Hawaii residents receive is $544.52.

Can I Get SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?

It is possible to receive both SSI and SSDI benefits at the same time in Hawaii and other states. Some individuals who qualify for SSI might also receive a small amount of Social Security disability benefits as well.

This is also known as concurrent benefits. It occurs when a person who applies for SSDI receives a lower than average monthly payment. This would happen if they didn’t earn enough  money while working or if they haven’t worked in several years.

The amount that those individuals receive for SSDI benefits will be significantly lower than those who only receive disability benefits without SSI added. To qualify for concurrent benefits, your SSDI benefit amount would have to be under a specific amount. This amount varies from one state to the next.

Is it Difficult to Get Approved for SSI in Hawaii?

The process of getting approved for SSI in Hawaii and other States can be grueling if you don’t have the right experts to call on when you need assistance. There are many documents to fill out to help determine if you are eligible for these payments. And most people will be denied more than once before they are approved. The Social Security Administration denies around 70% of all claims each year. But the good news is that those individuals have the right to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision.

In Hawaii, the initial stage of the appeals process is the Request for Reconsideration. When an applicant files this request, it is very likely they will be denied a second time. In order for these applicants to get the benefits they deserve; most will need to appear before the Administrative Law Judge for a Disability Hearing. Sometimes those who need to file a Request for Reconsideration appeal must wait up to a year to appear before a judge due to the booked schedule. 

Are you curious to know if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? If eligible, you could get up to $2,788 a month and get the financial compensation you need.

Take this FREE one minute online survey to see how much you may qualify to receive.

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