Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Requirements for Disability
Applications for disability
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
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
SSDRC authored by Tim Moore
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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
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