Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
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Listing the Social Security Disability and SSI differences
Here is a short item-by-item list of the various differences between the social security administration's title II (a.k.a. social security disability) and title 16 (a.k.a. SSI) disability programs.
1. SSI disability is a needs based program available to individuals who do not qualify for social security disability while eligibility for social security disability is based on earned work credits.
2. SSI disability benefits are capped at a maximum amount that all SSI recipients may "potentially" receive while social security disability benefits are based on an individual's earnings history.
3. Social security disability recipients receive medicare two years after their date of entitlement while SSI recipients receive medicaid benefits (in most states).
4. An SSI recipient's monthly benefit amount may be affected by the income of a spouse. This is not the case for social security disability benefits.
5. The eligibility for SSI disability includes consideration of one's assets, which are limited to two thousand dollars. In other words, to be eligible for SSI an applicant (or recipient) cannot have countable assets in excess of this amount.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Eligibility for SSI disability benefits
Qualifying eligibility for SSI
Will I be approved for disability on appeal?
Am I eligible for SSI?
Can you be approved for disability without a hearing?
Why does it take so long to wait for a disability hearing
How does a person qualify for disability and become eligible?
SSI Disability Appeal works better than a new claim
Getting disability approved on a reconsideration with an attorney
Can you speed up a disability claim?
Should I get a lawyer if I have already filed for disability?
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 answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Do I need an attorney to win disability?
How Long Does It Take To Go Before A Judge For Disability?
Will a Judge give you an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical conditions
Social Security Disability lawyer fee
Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
Going to a medical exam for Social Security Disability or SSI
Filing for disability - How to file the disability application
Do you need a lawyer to file for disability?
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
The Social Security Disability Award Letter
Social Security Disability SSI Eligibility Requirements
How Many Times Will you be denied before You Get Approved for Disability?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
How to Prove disability and qualify to win benefits
How to speed up the disability process
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes
What should you say if you go to a Social Security Exam?
Maximum back pay you can get from Social Security Disability or SSI
How to qualify for disability
What is the Social Security Disability List of Impairments?
What is considered a disability by Social Security?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Your Social Security Disability Status
How do you find out if a disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to check Social Security Disability Status
Applying for disability, what medical conditions can you apply for?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
How much does disability pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability or SSI?
How long will it take to get a disability decision letter?
Social Security Disability and SSI Medical Exams
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
How Long to get a Disability Hearing decision?
How long to get disability benefits after you receive an award notice?
Social Security Disability and Working
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
How To Get Disability Through SSDI or SSI Approved
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Partial disability benefits from Social Security
Can I Qualify For Disability for Depression?