Social Security Disability Resource Center

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What Benefits come with SSI Disability?

SSI stands for supplemental security income. It is one of the two disability programs operated by the social security. It is different from SSD, or social security disability, in the sense, that it is not based on a person having paid enough into the system to become insured for title II benefit coverage (this coverage is a result of paying fica taxes during the course of one's work years).

SSI is based on need, and therefore it is the program that provides disability benefits for individuals who have never worked, such as children, individuals who have lost their eligibility for SSD, and individuals who are covered by SSD but are only eligible for a small SSD check each month because their earnings over the years were very low.

Note: when a person receives both SSD benefits and SSI benefits, this is known as a concurrent claim, and this is allowed simply to guarantee that a person is eligible for disability benefits may receive a minimum benefit amount each month that is not any lower than what SSI beneficiaries receive as their full payment amount.

What do you get with SSI?

1. SSI provides a monthly disability benefit payment. The current monthly maximum SSI benefit is $771 for an eligible individual. SSI benefits can be reduced from the maximum amount if an individual has income, of course.

2. SSI also comes with access to medicaid which is a combined state and federal benefit. Like SSI, medicaid is based on need. Medicaid may vary from state to state in terms of the benefits it offers; however, medicaid will generally provide for a specific number of medicine prescriptions per month as well as a number of doctor visits per month.

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  • SSDRC Homepage:

    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center

    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    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

    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Applying for Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer

    Related pages:

    SSI Disability - Filing for SSI Benefits
    How much time does it take to get an SSI Decision?
    What Benefits come with SSI Disability?
    Is There A Maximum Dollar Amount For SSI Disability?
    What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?
    What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
    What are the Assets that count for SSI Disability?
    SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply for them?
    SSI Benefits - what do they include and how long does it take
    What are the Application Requirements For SSI Disability?
    The SSI Award Letter from Social Security

    These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

    Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
    How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
    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?
    How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
    How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
    Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
    Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria