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What is SSI Disability Pay Based On in Texas?




 
Social Security manages two disability programs in Texas and all other states, including the territory of Puerto Rico: Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income disability. Social Security disability is based upon an insured status that is earned through yearly earnings reported by the Internal Revenue Service. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability, on the other hand, is not based upon an individual's insured status; rather it is based upon need.

SSI disability claimants must go through the same disability medical determination process as Social Security disability claimants. The only difference is that individuals who only qualify for disability under SSI will be bound to a yearly benefit amount that is determined by Social Security.

Additionally, individuals who are receiving SSI disability in Texas may have their benefit affected by their living arrangements, income, and resources.

For example, if an individual is living with someone, but not paying his or her share of the household expenses, their SSI disability pay may be less than the full SSI yearly disability benefit amount. If an individual has income (work, pension, disability benefit, etc) or if they have a friend or family member paying their bills, their SSI disability pay will be affected.

Because SSI disability pay is based upon need, there are so many events that can have an effect upon an individualís monthly disability pay. However, generally speaking, an individualís living arrangements and income have the largest effect upon SSI disability pay.








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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 to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Status of your social security disability or SSI case
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability, qualifying for Benefits
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Disability application, how to file in Texas
Texas disability requirements
Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Texas?
Getting a Texas disability lawyer, attorney, or advocate