Fighting For The Disability Benefits You Deserve
Given a choice, most people would rather work to support themselves and their loved ones than rely on government benefits. However, sometimes a serious accident or disability takes that choice away. If you cannot work because of a disability, Social Security benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can provide essential financial assistance.
How Does Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Differ From Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
SSDI and SSI have a lot in common. Both are programs funded by the Social Security Administration, and both support people who are unable to work due to a disability. Both use the same methods for determining whether a claimant is medically eligible. However, there are important differences:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to people who have earned a certain number of work credits and paid into Social Security.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a strictly need-based program that provides eligible claimants with financial support to cover basic needs.
More people qualify for SSI, but approval rates for SSDI claims are generally higher. If you are pursuing Social Security benefits as a result of a disability, it pays to work with an experienced attorney.
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It is wise to work with a lawyer at every stage of the disability claims process — whether you are considering filing a claim for the first time or your valid claim for benefits has been denied. No matter where you are in the process, speaking with an attorney is the best way to protect your eligibility for benefits and start advocating for the compensation you deserve.