We Can Answer Your Questions About SSI And SSDI

Many people do not understand that there are different types of Social Security benefits. At The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC, we work to personally answer all of our clients' questions about Social Security benefits. You may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We explain the basic requirements for both below. You may be eligible to receive both SSI and SSDI in certain circumstances.

SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance

SSDI benefits are for those individuals who are disabled and cannot work. The benefits come from a person's contributions to the Social Security trust fund. A person's contributions are based on earnings from work as required by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). A person's dependents may also be eligible for SSDI benefits based on the person's earnings record and contributions. The health insurance coverage available under SSDI is Medicare.

SSI — Supplemental Security Income

SSI benefits come from general tax revenues and are not associated with a recipient's earnings. The benefits are given to the disabled or elderly, who have limited income. Dependents may also receive SSI benefits. The health insurance coverage available under SSI is Medicaid.

We Can Help You Understand Your Benefits

Under both SSDI and SSI, the individual requesting benefits must meet the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability criteria. The calculated benefit amount under SSDI and SSI is different, and each is based on a formula. As experienced estate planning and disability lawyers, we know the nuances of working with the SSA and with SSDI and SSI benefits. We can help you through every step of your Social Security Disability claim.

Contact Us To Schedule A Strategy Session

From our office in Redlands, our attorneys represent clients throughout the area. We are a local firm, and we believe this makes a big difference in the quality of representation our clients receive. Call us at 800-409-6271 or send us an email to find out more.