Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a monthly benefit for people under age 65 who are disabled or blind. In order to be eligible for SSDI, you must have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough to be covered under Social Security insurance. SSDI benefits are paid to people who are considered medically disabled and unable to work for 12 months or more because of their disability. Disability is defined as being unable to engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) due to medically determinable physical or mental impairments that are expected to result in death or that have lasted or are expected to last 12 months or longer. Individuals who are found disabled under the Social Security Act are eligible for Medicare coverage as well. Individuals must prove that they suffer from a medically determinable impairment which is defined by the Social Security Administration as an impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities, which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need-based Benefit program that is administered by Social Security. Eligibility for SSI and social is dependent upon the financial resources of the applicant. SSI disability claimants must go through the same disability medical determination process as individuals who file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) disability. In that sense, there is no difference between SSDI and SSI. You may be eligible to receive SSI in addition to monthly Social Security benefits, if your Social Security benefit is low enough to qualify. The Social Security disability benefits amount of your SSI benefit depends on your living arrangements.
If you are suffering from physical or mental impairments, We can help. We will file the necessary applications with Social Security Administration and represent you from the initial stage to the hearing with an Administrative Law Judge if necessary. We will also help you gather all the necessary medical records and other crucial evidence to support your case.
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