The differences between SSDI and SSI

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income may sound similar enough, but there are important differences in whom they benefit and their eligibility requirements.

Disability insurance is for people who have an impairment that prevents them from earning a living. The impairment must last at least one year or for life. The children and widows of  deceased SSDI recipients can continue to receive assistance after the loved one’s death.

Supplemental income, unlike disability insurance, does not depend on one’s ability to work. SSI payments benefit low-income individuals who are 65 or older, have disabled children, or are adults that are disabled.

If you have more questions discerning Supplemental Security Income vs. Social Security Disability Benefits, contact the Social Security attorneys from the Hankey Law Office by calling (317) 634-8565.