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 both Social Social Security Disability and SSI?
Maybe. There are situations that you may be eligible to receive both SSDI and SSI benefits. If you are approved for SSDI, you have a five-month waiting period for which SSDI disability benefits are not paid. During this waiting period many SSDI beneficiaries are eligible to receive benefits from the need based SSI disability program, however their eligibility will end the month they are eligible to receive SSDI benefits. The reason for this is that their SSDI disability amount exceeds the income limit SSI disability.
Related: Applying for SSI and SSD at the same time.
For example, the 2019 maximum SSI disability amount is $771.00; if your SSDI exceeds that amount you become ineligible for SSI. If you are approved for SSDI but your disability benefit is below $771.00 (2019), you may be able to be paid from both disability programs to ensure that you are at least being paid the maximum SSI monthly disability amount. In fact, concurrent disability beneficiaries receive an additional 20 dollars per month making their maximum total $791.00 in 2019.
In order to be eligible for both programs, you will have to continually meet the income and resource limits of the SSI program. If you do not meet the income and resource limits of this program, your SSI benefits stop but your SSDI continues. Keep in mind SSDI is not a need based program, therefore not subject to the requirements of the SSI disability program.
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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?
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Can I get disability based on my high blood pressure and my age?
Should I hire a disability lawyer?
An SSI Reconsideration decision
Why was my Social Security Disability check reduced?
Can you collect your retirement and Social Security Disability?
How does your work history affect a claim for disability?
What about assets if you file for Disability?
Social Security Disability in North Carolina Must be for a Severe Condition
Medical records for SSD or SSI disability application
To be Awarded Disability Benefits in North Carolina, How Severe Does Your Condition Need to Be?
Can I apply for disability at age 62?
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.
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