Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

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

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

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

Related pages:

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