How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Can I get SSDI and a company pension at the same time?
In general, people often confuse the requirements of the SSDI and SSI disability programs in that they assume both programs have income and resource requirements. Most likely, there is an assumption that disability benefits are always based on need.
If you are applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI), you are applying for benefits that are earned through your work activity prior to your becoming disabled. Meaning that you have paid pay payroll taxes that insure you for Social Security Disability. It is analogous to paying insurance premiums. Social Security Disability and retirement are insurance programs.
So what does this mean with regard to receiving a company pension and getting SSDI at the same time? It means that a company pension or other kinds of income have no effect upon your eligibility to receive SSDI provided you are found medically disabled. There are no income or resource limits to this program.
The SSI disability program, on the other hand, is a need based disability program that has income and resource limits that could be exceeded with a company pension. If you are receiving disability through this program, you are receiving benefits provided by the government for those in need. Of course, there are going to be restrictions to the amount of income or resources you are able to have and still be eligible to receive benefits.
What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?
Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Receiving a Disability Award Letter
Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
The listings, list of disabling impairments
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application
Filing for disability - when to file
How to apply for disability - where to apply
Qualifications for disability benefits
How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits
Qualifying for Disability - The Process
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
Social Security Disability SSI definitions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
New and featured pages on SSDRC.com
Who can help me file for disability?
Trying to get disability with meniere's, degenerative disc, ankylosing spondylitis, depression, and anxiety
Can you win disability without enough credits?
When someone files for disability how many years of medical records do they need?
Can I get SSDI and a company pension at the same time?
Can you receive SSI and Social Security retirement at the same time?
Can I work while appealing an unfavorable Social Security decision?
Filing for disability with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy
Can you qualify for disability based on narcolepsy?
Will my SSDI go down when I move?
What should you expect at a Social Security Disability psychological exam?
Will my disability back pay go back to the day I became disabled?
Can Social Security deny you because of no mental evaluation?
What if your doctor does not support your SSD or SSI claim?
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
Permanent Social Security Disability
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.