What’s the Difference Between SSD and SSI?

Bridgette from South Side asks, what’s the difference between Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income? First, both are based upon disability or your inability to engage in work. SSI is asset-based. If you have money in the bank or other resources, you’re not going to financially qualify for SSI. And SSD is based upon past work. You have to have paid into the system a sufficient amount of quarters in order to financially qualify for SSD.
If you are disabled, you should consult with an attorney to see what benefits may be available to you through the Social Security Administration.

Since 1906, our PA injury lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients in serious personal injury cases, including PA car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, PA medical malpractice, PA worker’s comp, slip and fall, product-related injuries and Social Security disability claims. Our PA criminal defense attorneys represent defendants in all types of summary, misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from DUI cases to major crimes in both state and federal courts.

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