Which Is For Me: SSI Or SSDI?
If you have a disability and want to collect benefits, you are probably wondering whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). At Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC, one of our disability law attorneys can evaluate your situation and let you know which option is right for you.
Since 1993, our law firm has advocated for the rights of people with disabilities living throughout the Atlanta metro area. We have handled more than 6,000 claims, most of them resulting in disability benefits for our clients.
Social Security Disability Vs. Supplemental Security Income
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are similar in that they provide state-sponsored benefits to Americans who have disabilities. However, the programs have several differences:
- SSDI: If you have a disability that impairs your ability to perform substantial gainful activity for a year or more, you can receive monthly benefits based on your prior average earnings.
- SSI: When someone is blind, has limited resources, is age 65 or older, or has another qualifying disability, SSI pays a monthly stipend not based on income history.
In some circumstances, you may qualify for both SSDI and SSI. Unfortunately, many applications are rejected – even when you meet the eligibility requirements. Your best chance of getting Social Security benefits is to work with a disability lawyer. We can help you with SSDI vs. SSI eligibility, appeals and many other challenges ahead.
Get SSI And SSDI Advice From A Disability Lawyer
To discuss whether you should file a claim for SSI or SSDI, please contact Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC. We have the knowledge to help you. For an initial consultation, please call 770-884-6705 or send us an email. We have offices in Atlanta, Fayetteville and Cartersville.