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SSI and SSDI: The differences between them

You suffered an injury, and now you're unable to work. Over time, you've realized that your disability is permanent and won't allow you to do the jobs you once did. Now, you want to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Supplemental Security Income: Know your income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a great help to those who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or other benefits but still need a helping hand with their finances each month. SSI is designed to provide an individual with additional income for the necessities, like clothes and food.

Understand income and your Supplemental Security Income

If you want to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), one thing you need to do is to identify how much income you have. There are several kinds of qualifying income you need to disclose. Some of these include:

Supplemental Security Income can boost your benefits

Most people understand that it's difficult to live on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits alone. It's also hard to live on retirement if you only have Social Security to rely on. That's why Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is so beneficial. It provides a boost to your income so that you can afford the necessities.

June brings a new benefit for California SSI recipients

Beginning June 1, it will be easier for Californians who rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to purchase the food they need. They will be eligible for our state's version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that's called CalFresh.

Can you get disability benefits if you don't even have a doctor?

One of the frequent dilemmas faced by people who have little-to-no income is that they also lack the resources to obtain appropriate medical care for their treatment. Even if they can afford a doctor's visit or manage to see a doctor through a community-funded clinic, they may not be able to afford the therapy or medication that the doctor prescribes.

Supplemental Security Income and premature infants

Did you know that your severely premature infant may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), regardless of your income? Many people don't realize that SSI was designed to cover severely disabled children in the first place.

Americans are choosing disability benefits over marriage

What do you do when you're disabled and in need of life-sustaining medical treatment but you don't have enough recent work history to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits and your spouse's income is a little too high to allow you to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) instead?

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