Benefits of Supplemental Security Income
SSI vs. SSD
There are two types of disability offered by the Social Security Administration. It is possible, but not common, to be eligible for both of these disability payments. Social Security Disability Insurance is financed by the Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers and those who are self-employed. Supplemental Security Income is financed through general government revenues from taxes.
SSI benefits are not based on prior work history as SSD benefits are.
It can be very confusing to distinguish between these two programs, and we have helped thousands of people to understand and successfully apply for disability benefits. Our firm is well equipped to help you determine the correct form of disability for your situation and to help your application process go smoothly.
Determining Eligibility for SSI
Eligibility for supplemental security income is based on several factors. The eligibility requirements include:
- You are 65 or older, blind or disabled (per the Social Security Administration definition of disabled)
- You have a limited income and limited resources
- You are a U.S. citizen or national, or in a certain category of alien
- You are a resident of one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands
- You are not absent from the country for more than 30 consecutive days.
Many people are confused about the process and the differences between SSI benefits and SSD benefits. Since we have been working with these claims for over 17 years, our experience and knowledge can be put to work for you. We can take your claim from the beginning
application process or jump in at any point along the way to provide assistance in an attempt to successfully complete your application process.