Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Tennessee
Through provisions in the Social Security Act and its supplement, Title XVI, the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are available to people 65 and over who have no disabilities if they fall under the financial limits for receiving such benefits. Those who have worked long enough may also be eligible to receive Social Security disability or retirement benefits in addition to SSI.
Ideally, you want to win your appeal at the earliest stage possible, so you don’t have to pursue progressive options. Only about 3 percent of claimants win awards on reconsideration, whereas the administrative law judge hearing accounts for approximately 13 percent of successful appeals.