Are you or someone close to you dealing with a disability that has made it difficult, if not impossible, to continue working? If so, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both of these benefits are available through the federal government and provide financial support for individuals who are unable to work due to a disabling condition. In this blog post, we’ll cover the requirements for SSDI and SSI eligibility as well as any other important information worth noting when considering applying for either one.

Understanding the requirements can make the process of filing a claim much easier.

SSDI Eligibility

For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) a disabled or blind individual must have paid Social Security taxes to be insured for benefits. Benefits may also be available to certain members of that individual’s family.

SSI Eligibility

For Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a disabled or blind adult or child must meet all of the following categories:

  • Have limited income
  • Have limited resources
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, or in one of certain categories of aliens;
  • and Live in the United States or Northern Mariana Islands

Defining Disability

Disability is a term used to describe any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a person’s ability to perform major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, or learning. Disabilities may be acquired through illness, injury, or genetic conditions, and can vary widely in severity and impact on a person’s daily life.

Social Security Disability Attorney

Daniels Associates is here to help you and make sure you are able to receive the income you deserve. We understand how applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income can be confusing and difficult, but we aim to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible. We have experience dealing with these applications and understand all the requirements for eligibility. If you have any questions about SSDI or SSI don’t hesitate to reach out. Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the details and determine if you’re likely to qualify before filling out paperwork. Talk with us today for sound legal advice. Call us for a consultation so we can assist in completing your application. Don’t wait – let us help secure your income now!