Philip J. Fulton Law Office
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
Columbus, OH Office 614-929-3126

Is SSI the same as Social Security Disability benefits?

While dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a complex ― and often maddening ― process, recognizing the differences and distinctions between the various laws and benefits can make the ordeal downright impossible.

For instance, many people continue to be confused by the fact that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is actually very different than Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. So, if you want to make sure you get the benefits you deserve, you need to understand the differences between these two programs, especially since their eligibility requirements are not the same.

SSI vs. SSD: The Basics

Essentially, SSI pays monthly benefits to individuals who do not make much money or do not own many assets and are 65-years-old or older or are disabled. You do not have to establish a work history in order to be edible for SSI benefits ― meaning they are not just for adults. In fact, many children also receive SSI monthly benefits. Most importantly, while the SSA manages the SSI program, it is NOT the same as SSD benefits.

For example, SSD benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work for a year or more because of a physical or mental disability. Unlike SSI, you must have a work history in order to eligible for SSD benefits.

Still confused? Help is available.

Regardless of whether you are applying for SSI or SSD benefits, you need a knowledgeable and dedicated disability advocate on your side to help ensure you seek the benefits you deserve. Contact an experienced SSD/SSI attorney today to learn what legal options may be available.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Take The First Step And Contact Us Today

Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Write Us A Review

At Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we love feedback from our clients. Please take a moment, and tell us how we’re doing!

Philip J. Fulton Law OfficeRepresenting Victims Of Workplace Injuries And Disability

89 East Nationwide Boulevard
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-552-6353
Phone: 614-929-3126
Phone: 614-224-3838
Fax: 614-224-3933
Columbus Personal Injury Office Map

Free Consultations:
Back To Top