Students’ Corner:

You Have Questions.

We Have Answers.

Here at Disability Help Center, our mission is to help the disabled community by connecting them with vital resources related to healthcare, mental health assistance, physical rehabilitation, family care, food, and shelter, etc. and to act as advocates on their behalf. We also aim to provide legal representation for clients when they are applying for disability benefits. Anyone who has tried to navigate this system on their own can tell you: it’s more than complicated. That’s why we are here to listen, empathize, and answer any questions you might have. To that end, here is an important question that comes up frequently:

What Is the Difference Between Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

Both SSI and SSDI disability programs offer cash benefits for disabled individuals, but the financial eligibility requirements are very different. The main difference is the fact that SSDI is available to workers who have gathered a higher number of work credits, while SSI disability benefits are available to those who are unable to work or haven’t earned enough work credit — often due to mental or physical limitations.

How Do You Apply?

Being that Social Security is a government entity, applying for this program can be complicated, stressful, and confusing. You can simply apply for Social Security disability online, over the phone, or with your local Social Security field office. Unfortunately, though, approximately 70 percent of Social Security disability applications are denied.

If your application has been denied or you need assistance with the application process, our experienced Social Security and disability attorneys can help. They can increase your chance of achieving a successful application, and they can walk through a viable appeal process if your application is denied.

If you’re wading through the emotional minefield associated with physical or mental limitations, chances are you’re struggling to either find a suitable job or maintain enough hours to pay your bills. We know that this is not your fault, and we want to help. Give our team a call today to let us help you receive the benefits you need and deserve.

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