What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two different systems, and it can be difficult to distinguish between what types of benefits you may be eligible for. The attorneys at Gesmer & Reynolds, P.C., are here to provide straightforward information.

For years, our attorneys have been helping people throughout Illinois overcome challenges associated with SSDI, SSDI appeals and more. We take a hands-on approach to working with our clients and provide personalized legal representation throughout all steps of the legal process. You can count on us for support and advocacy at all times.

SSDI Vs. SSI: Understanding What Benefits You May Be Eligible For

SSDI and SSI are two different operating systems, and you may need an attorney's help to determine which type of benefits you may qualify for. Once you know what benefits you are qualified to receive, you can get started on filing your claim.

SSDI eligibility is based on whether you have worked enough and paid enough into SSDI at the time your injury/disability begins. If you have, you likely qualify for these federal benefits. We can also help with questions concerning Medicare eligibility.

SSI eligibility is primarily for those with limited assets and those who do not qualify for SSDI. In most cases, you cannot qualify for both SSDI and SSI. If you qualify for SSI, you may also be able to get benefits through Medicaid. Our attorneys can help explain how Medicaid benefits work and relate to your situation.

If you have additional questions, we invite you to visit our SSDI FAQs page.

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