Recently, DisabilityScoop reported that housing for people living on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is becoming too costly for disabled Americans.
The news outlet reported that the Technical Assistance Collaborative and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities produced a study indicating that nationally, “the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in 2014 totaled 104 percent of the monthly SSI payment for a person with a disability.”
The organizations described the situation as a crisis. The groups compared data from 2014 SSI payments with market rents for studio and one-bedroom apartments in communities across the country. They found that the average SSI payment was $750 while the national average for a one-bedroom apartment was $780.
Keep in mind, most financial experts say that housing should not account for more than 30 percent of a person’s income. To view the report, you can click here.
Our Social Security Disability Attorneys Will Help You Fight For Every Penny
Although this study focused on people receiving SSI, most Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients also have a limited income. This is why it is important to work with our Tulsa Social Security attorneys if you are applying for SSDI or appealing a decision.
Our law firm is committed to helping clients by making sure they are aware of every step in the disability process. This can be incredibly beneficial in getting a client all of the money that he or she is entitled to receive each month.
To contact us, you can utilize the number above or fill out the form located on the side of this page. It is our hope that there are increases in SSI and SSDI payments in the future to help alleviate housing burdens.
Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security disability attorneys