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Applying for SSI and SSD at the same time
You can file for both SSI and SS disability, however you may not be eligible for both disability programs. While you are entitled to file for both, you must meet the non-medical requirements of each program to be eligible to receive benefits.
What are non-medical requirements? Basically, criteria that has nothing to do with your condition, limitations, or medical records. They include your income which is an issue that is applicable to both SSD and SSI as you cannot be working and earning more than SGA in order to be get disability. Non-medical requirements can also include assets, though this only applies to SSI which has an asset (SSA calls this resources) limit of $2000. Lastly, there is the issue of insured status.
For example, Social Security disability requires that you be insured for disability. Insured status is gained through your earnings over the years prior to you becoming disabled.
Insured status has nothing to do with SSI disability eligibility. SSI is a need based disability program, therefore it has the non-medical requirements that involve income and resource limits.
Once your disability claim has been evaluated for both SSI and SSD, your claim will be sent to a disability agency called DDS for a medical determination. Note: In some states, it may be known as the Bureau of Disability Determination, or the Disability Determination Division.
If you meet the non-medical requirements of both programs, your disability claim is sent as a concurrent claim. If not, it is sent as a SSI or SSD only claim.
Social Security disability examiners make their medical disability determination for both disability programs simultaneously. Once they make a medical decision on your disability claim, it will be sent back to your local Social Security office for processing. You will receive a letter via the postal service, which explains the determination, the decision, and what the decision was based upon.
Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center
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Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI
Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
The SSI Disability Benefits Program
Medical exams for disability claims
Applying for Disability in various states
Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs
Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews
Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children
Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative
What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials
Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits
FAQ on Disability Claim Representation
Disability hearings before Judges
Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers
Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits
Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability
Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children
Disability Benefits through Social Security
Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records
Filing your claim for disability benefits
Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
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
Resources on this site
Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
About the Author of SSDRC, Tim Moore
For Individuals living in North Carolina
Applying for Disability in North Carolina
North Carolina Disability Lawyer
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
Are SSD and SSI disability cases decided differently or the same way
What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?
SSI disability maximum dollar amount
Who is eligible for SSI Disability?
Social Security Disability Tips — how a claim gets worked on
Will I qualify for disability Benefits in New Jersey?
Getting a Disability Lawyer in New Jersey
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?