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Overview of Disability

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Tips and Advice for Disability Claims

How long does Disability take?

Winning Disability Benefits

Common Mistakes after a Denial

Mental Disability Benefits

Denials for Disability

Appeals for denied claims

Disability Benefits from SSA

SSI Benefits

Child Disability Benefits

Qualifications and How to Qualify

Working and Disability

Disability Awards and Notices

Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys

Social Security List of Conditions

What Social Security considers disabling

Medical Evidence and Disability

Filing for Disability Benefits

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

SSD SSI Definitions

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Do disability benefits come from SSI? or are they two separate benefits?

They are two separate programs administered in the same system. A person may receive SSD if they have enough work quarter credits to qualify. The insured status can be lost, however, if someone has not worked for a long time. Generally, you keep your insured status for about five years from the last date you worked and were insured.

Individuals who have lost their insured status, or never had it such as children, must file under SSI. Sometimes, however, individuals are insured for SSD but have a low benefit amount so they may potentially get both benefits. In those cases, there is often a concurrent claim for both SSD and SSI.

Here are a couple pages that go into more detail regarding the differences between SSD and SSI.

1. What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?

2. The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI How are they different Part II

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

How is SSI different from Social Security Disability?
What is The Difference Between The Social Security Disability Application And The Disability Report Form?
The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI How are they different Part II
What Is The Difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Disability requirements and how to file in Virginia
What medical conditions get you approved for disability?
Social Security Disability qualifications
How to claim disability benefits
The Difference Between Social Security Disability and SSI Really Involves Work Activity
What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?
What medical conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives