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In general, people often confuse the requirements of the SSDI and SSI disability programs in that they assume both programs have income and resource requirements. Most likely, there is an assumption that disability benefits are always based on need.
If you are applying for Social Security disability (SSDI), you are applying for benefits that are earned through your work activity prior to your becoming disabled. Meaning that you have paid pay payroll taxes that insure you for Social Security disability. It is analogous to paying insurance premiums. Social Security disability and retirement are insurance programs.
So what does this mean with regard to receiving a company pension and getting SSDI at the same time? It means that a company pension or other kinds of income have no effect upon your eligibility to receive SSDI provided you are found medically disabled. There are no income or resource limits to this program.
The SSI disability program, on the other hand, is a need based disability program that has income and resource limits that could be exceeded with a company pension. If you are receiving disability through this program, you are receiving benefits provided by the government for those in need. Of course, there are going to be restrictions to the amount of income or resources you are able to have and still be eligible to receive benefits.
For more information about SSD and SSI on this site, please refer to the pages and sections linked below.
- Getting disability approved on a reconsideration with an attorney
- What hours can I work and get disability?
- Denied for disability, then my condition got worse
- Can you get disability for migraines?
- What are wait Times for Social Security Disability Hearings?
- What type of back problems qualify for disability?
- How to dress for a disability hearing
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 2
- How does Social Security make a disability determination?
- If I get approved for disability, will I get kicked off later?
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 3
- Denial by an ALJ at a Disability Hearing
- What happens if a child is approved for SSI and later has benefits stopped?
- Can working hurt my disability case I have a hearing coming up?
- Does my doctor decide if I am disabled?
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 5
- Should I get a lawyer for my disability hearing for SSD or SSI?
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 6
- A medical or non-medical denial for disability
- How long does a disability judge have to make a decision?
- Will you lose your disability benefits when you get to retirement age?
- Getting Disability and Trying to work
- Can you file for disability after you file for early Social Security Retirement?
- When does Social Security send you to an xray?
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 8
- How do you get the most in Social Security disability SSI back pay?
- Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 9
- Social Security Disability SSI Appeals Council Appeal
- What are the requirements for disability?
- What about my disability back pay?
- Applying for SSI
- SSI Social Security Disability Award Notice
- Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
- Social Security Disability SSI decisions
- Disabilility application SSI, SSD, SSDI
- Social Security Disability Hearing
- Social Security Disability SSI Questions
- Get approved for disability
- How do I qualify for disability?
- Social Security Disability SSI denied
- Social Security Disability, SSI, Work, and Working
- Disability appeals
- Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
- Overview of disability
- Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
- Disability lawyer, disability attorney info
- To file a claim for disability