The difference between SSD and SSI are the technical qualifications for those benefits beyond the requirement that you’re being disabled. For SSD, you have to have worked and paid FICA taxes, which buys you insurance to claim Social Security Disability benefits. For SSI, even if you haven’t worked, it’s a low income program and so if you find yourself in a situation where you have worked but not for a while and you don’t have any savings left and you are low income or you have not worked and you are low income you can qualify for SSI.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
Student Loan Debt Canceled for Those Determined Permanently Disabled by Social Security.
In August, the presidential administration announced they would be canceling out student loan debt for 323,000 disabled borrowers for a total of $5.8 billion dollars. The change will apply to
Representative Payees and Your Disability Case
The Vital Role of a Representative Payee For individuals facing the challenges of a disability, managing finances can become a complex and overwhelming task. In such cases, the role of a
Social Security Disability Process & Timeline: Infographic
The Social Security disability process can be frustrating because it can take so long to get through all the stages. But much of that frustration stems from not knowing what to expect. The
Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility For Social Security Disability Recipients
Individuals who have been approved for disability benefits are entitled to either Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Those approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) will receive Medicare and those
Social Security Disability FAQ:
Does Social Security Disability Deny Everyone the First Time They Apply?
No, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not deny everyone the first time they apply. However, it does initially deny nearly two-thirds of all Social Security disability applications. While
Do I Need Lawyers for a Social Security Disability Appeal?
Strictly speaking, you do not need an attorney for a Social Security disability appeal – you can file and go through the process alone. However, appeals have multiple stages and are even more
Can A Husband And Wife Both Collect Social Security Disability?
A husband and wife can both collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Pittsburgh. It is also possible — but more difficult — for both to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Can I Get SSI and SSD?
You cannot receive a full SSI benefit and a full SSD benefit for the same month. The amount you receive will be the higher of the two amounts even though when Social Security calculates it, you may