Qualifying for Social Security Disability
Benefits are available to U.S. residents who are disabled and are not able to work and support themselves. There is social security disability insurance (SSDI or SSD), and supplemental security income (SSI). Many people may be eligible to receive both at the same time.
Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Minor, partial, and temporary, short-term injuries will not be approved for benefits. You can check the SSA’s list of disabling conditions to see if your condition is included.
How does the U.S. Social Security Administration determine if you are eligible for social security disability? The SSA follows five steps to make this decision.
What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance, also called “Disability”) is available if you became disabled while or after you were working. The amount you receive depends on how much you earned and the amount of Social Security taxes you paid while you were working. It does not depend on your available resources or additional income. These monthly payments are intended to replace the money you would have earned if you were earning a regular wage.
Contact us if you have questions about qualifying for either Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income.
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