WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ("SSDI") AND SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME ("SSI")?

As a rule of thumb, if have you worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least 5 out of the last 10 years before becoming disabled, you are likely eligible to collect Social Security Disability ("SSDI"). SSDI benefits are funded through the Social Security Trust. Certain eligibility requirements differ depending on your age, education, skills, and work experience, and can be waived for applicants under the age of 22.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are made on the basis of financial need to adults and children who are disabled, blind, or have limited income and resources. SSI payments and funded from general tax revenues, NOT from the Social Security Trust. The amount of monthly SSI payments vary per state.

Should I Apply For Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") Or For Social Security Disability ("SSDI") Benefits?
As a rule of thumb, applying for SSI will be considered an application for any program for which you may be eligible under the Social Security number used. As such, if you apply for SSI and forget to apply for SSDI, the application date for the SSI will be considered a protective filing date. However, it is better/safer to apply for both programs.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?


IS THERE A WAITING PERIOD FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?


WHAT IS THE EARLIEST AGE THAT I CAN COLLECT SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY?


CAN I COLLECT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME ("SSI") AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ("SSDI") BENEFITS?


HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO APPEAL IF I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?



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