Someone filling out a social security disability claim.

Does SSI or SSDI Pay More?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with overseeing two programs meant to aid the disabled in covering costs of living. These two programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Those disabled individuals who have qualifying work credits and have made FICA contributions may be entitled to SSDI benefits. SSI…

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Attorney helping man apply for long-term disability.

What Qualifies a Person for Long-Term Disability?

A long term disability policy can provide valuable benefits in the event that you become unable to work. Some choose to purchase an individual long term disability policy on their own, but some employers also offer long term disability (LTD) coverage in their employee benefit packages. Should you become unable to work, you may qualify…

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Man filling out a social security disability form

Is It Possible to Get SSDI and SSI at the Same Time?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both need-based programs that provide important financial benefits to those who qualify. In order to be eligible for SSDI, you must meet the SSA definition of disability. The disability, whether mental or physical, must be so severe as to prevent an individual from maintaining…

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