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SSDI vs SSI | What is the difference between them?

SSDI vs SSI | What is the difference between them?

The main difference between SSDI and SSI is that one is simply merit-based disability benefits if they have enough credits and the other is need-based, provided only to low income individualsThe Social Security Administration (SSA) runs both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under the Federal pro...

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How to know if you qualify for SSDI or SSI?

How to know if I qualify for SSI or SSDI

SSDI claims are a taxed payroll federally run insurance program that grants cash payments to unemployable individuals with severe disability. If you're an individual who paid significant social security taxes on his wages, for atleast 5 – 10 years then you would be eligible (aka disability) to apply for SSDI. The supplemental security income, SSI h...

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Can I have both SSI and SSDI?

SSDI vs SSI? Can you have both?

The Supplemental Security Income, SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI both provide financial assistance to needy individuals. The programs comb through your disability eligibility before granting you one of two or both of the claims under the programs respectively. The programs are run by the Social Security Administration, SSA under...

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