Do I get SSI or SSDI?
The main difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the fact that SSDI is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits, while SSI disability benefits are available to low-income individuals who have either never worked or who haven’t
Do I qualify for SSI?
To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be at least age 65 OR be blind or disabled. Have limited income and resources. Be a citizen or a national of the U.S. or an alien who meets certain applicable requirements.
What is SSDI eligibility?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to people who cannot work because of certain medical conditions. To qualify for SSDI, a person must be under 65 years old and have a qualifying severe disability as designated by the Social Security Administration.
Can you be denied SSI but approved for SSDI?
Unlike SSI, SSDI is not a means-tested/related benefit. If you were denied SSI due to an asset issue (too much $ or property), you would not be denied from SSDI for that same reason. However, you might be denied for other reasons, including not meeting the criteria listed above.