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

Answers to Questions about SSI Disability Benefits

SSI Disability - Filing for SSI Benefits
Like Social Security Disability, to qualify for SSI disability a person must have one or more medically determinable medical conditions.

What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
The social security administration has two separate systems of approval for mental and physical disabilities.

What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI?
Social Security disability is a disability insurance program based upon an insured status earned through an personís work activity. SSI is a disability program intended to help individuals who are not insured.

What happens if my SSI or Social Security Disability Application is denied?
Before answering this question directly, let's first analyze your options if you are denied on your claim for SSI disability.

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
Yes, you can be eligible for both SSI and social security disability benefits at the same time. To explain, let's start by stating...

Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
SSI disability is not meant to be a short term disability program and does not provide temporary benefits, however there may be situations in which an individual may actually only need to receive disability benefits for a short time.

How much time does it take to get an SSI Decision?
For those who are interested in calling to check the status of a disability claim, bear in mind that the social security office will typically not be of much assistance in this area.

The SSI Award Letter from Social Security
A SSI award letter generally gives an approximate date that the beneficiary will receive their first monthly check. It also gives...

What Benefits come with SSI Disability?
SSI benefits can be reduced from the maximum amount if an individual has income, of course. SSI also comes with access to medicaid.

How Many Work Credits Do You Need To Have For SSI or Social Security Disability Eligibility?
Supplemental Security Income disability (SSI), on the other hand, has no insured status requirement. In fact, an individual could potentially be eligible for SSI even if they have never worked.

Will the income of a Spouse Affect My Disability Benefits?
SSI only considers a spouseís income if they live in the household with you.

What are the Assets that count for SSI Disability?
The SSI disability program is a need based disability program; therefore like other need based programs it has a resource limit. Resource, of course, meaning assets.

Is There A Maximum Dollar Amount For SSI Disability?
Social Security establishes a new maximum SSI monthly benefit amount each year. However, an individual may or may not receive the maximum amount of their SSI disability benefit.

How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
SSI back pay can become a substantial amount simply because of the nature of the disability process.

Can you apply for SSI for a learning disability?
You can apply for SSI for any disability or conditions that prevent you from being able to work.

More on the following topics here: Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits

  • How do you Apply for SSI?
  • What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
  • The non-medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
  • Who is eligible for SSI Disability?
  • What are the SSI disability qualifications for Adults and Children?
  • Do You Have To Qualify For SSI Financially?

    Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

    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.

    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