What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI Disability ?
The links below address this question. However, here is a short item-by-item list of the various differences between the social security administration's title II (a.k.a. social security disability) and title 16 (a.k.a. SSI) disability programs.
1. SSI disability is a needs based program available to individuals who do not qualify for social security disability while eligibility for social security disability is based on earned work credits.
2. SSI disability benefits are capped at a maximum amount that all SSI recipients may "potentially" receive while social security disability benefits are based on an individual's earnings history.
3. Social security disability recipients receive medicare two years after their date of entitlement while SSI recipients receive medicaid benefits (in most states).
4. An SSI recipient's monthly benefit amount may be affected by the income of a spouse. This is not the case for social security disability benefits.
5. The eligibility for SSI disability includes consideration of one's assets, which are limited to two thousand dollars. In other words, to be eligible for SSI an applicant (or recipient) cannot have countable assets in excess of this amount.
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SSI disability - the difference between it and social security disability
Return to the Social Security Disability SSI Benefits Blog
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What you need to have when you file for disability