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What are the two types of Social Security disability?

Most people are unaware that there are two types of Social Security disability. When seeking qualification information about Social Security Disability, it is important to know what type you may be eligible for.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

The first type of disability is known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This type provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment that has lasted or is expected to last, for at least 12 months. SSDI is funded through payroll taxes paid by workers and employers alike, and applicants must have a sufficient amount of prior contributions to qualify.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The second type of disability is known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a need-based program that provides financial assistance to individuals with limited income and assets who are also disabled, blind, or aged 65 or above. Unlike SSDI, it is not necessary to have made prior payroll contributions to qualify for SSI. Additional criteria must be met in order to be eligible for this type of disability.

It is important to understand the differences between these two types of Social Security disability when applying, as each one has different eligibility requirements and benefits. Be sure to speak with a knowledgeable representative or visit the Social Security Administration website for more information.

By understanding the different types of Social Security disabilities, you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you and your situation.

How Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Insurance?

Those eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance must have worked a certain amount of time in order to qualify. Proving that you have the needed work credits is essential for success. To meet the SSDI criteria, applicants must have earned a certain amount of credits through their employment in the past 10 years before suffering from a disability.

What Are The Requirements For Supplemental Security Income?

Those wishing to qualify for Supplemental Security Income must meet specific criteria. Those who are blind, disabled, or age 65 and above and have limited income, resources, and assets may be eligible. Eligibility for SSI requires applicants to meet certain income and asset limits. Additionally, the applicant must be a U.S citizen or national, as well as reside in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia.

Walton Law LLC Can Help You

If you are considering filing a disability claim, Walton Law LLC can help. Our experienced lawyers understand the intricacies of both types of Social Security disability and can walk you through the application process. We have successfully helped countless clients obtain their rightful benefits. Contact Walton Law LLC today for a free consultation!