SSI/SSDI: What’s The Difference?

SSI/SSDI: What’s The Difference?

By Brandon Allen, McDonald, Levy and Taylor, PLLC Attorney
Some may associate the eligibility for Social Security income to arise only for retirees who are no longer in the workforce. While this is a qualifying factor for Supplemental Security Income, there are other rules and qualifications that also apply. SSI is typically available to those who are over 65; however, other conditions such as blindness or disability may qualify an individual for the program. The definition of disability differs slightly between a minor and an adult. The income and resources must also be limited in order to qualify for SSI.
So What Is SSDI?

SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. This coverage is available to an individual and family members if the individual has worked enough within a specified time frame to become “insured.” The SSDI program depends on work credits earned through previous time spent at a job, which is a variation from the SSI program.

The Attorneys at MLT Would Be Happy to Assist

Navigating either program can be somewhat tricky, and we recommend consulting with an attorney if you need to file an appeal or have questions regarding the program. Feel free to call our office at any time to schedule a consultation. The attorneys at MLT would be happy to assist in determining your best path forward.

If you are in need of assistance in filing for SSI or SSDI benefits, we are happy to help! Please call our office for a consultation so that we may discuss your best path forward.

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