There has always been a fair amount of confusion surrounding government programs like SSDI and SSI. Individuals often wonder which program they are eligible for and what requirements have to be met in order to qualify.
Law Offices of Ryan and Kafshi, LLP, works hard to educate our clients on the benefits that they are eligible for under the law.
If you are looking for an experienced attorney who understands the system contact our us toll-free at 877-401-3514 for appointments in Middlesex, Freehold or for a phone appointment. Or toll-free at 877-938-9241 for appointments in Jersey City, Manhattan, Staten Island or for a phone appointment.What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI?
There are two different programs that provide benefits to disabled individuals; however, they have different requirements under the law. While both systems require that the individual applying is considered disabled, there are different requirements for eligibility.
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): SSDI provides benefits to persons who are "insured" by workers' contributions to the Social Security trust fund. These contributions are based on your earnings (or those of your spouse or parents). Your dependents may also be eligible for benefits from your earnings record..
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): This type of assistance is a program that is based on need and disability. It is for individuals who have limited income and assets. This type of program is payable to children with disabilities as well. The government will look at the income and assets of the parents to determine eligibility.
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Getting SSI benefits can be a difficult process. If you are an individual who qualifies for Supplemental Security Income, you likely have some questions about how to proceed. Our attorneys understand the process and the laws that govern the process. Contact us by email or by calling 732-733-4534 or toll free at 877-401-3514.