Social Security Disability Benefits: SSDI & SSI
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that pays a monthly benefit for individuals with disabilities who have paid into Social Security by working a job and earning “work credits”. People who qualify typically have worked a job or jobs for multiple years prior to the onset of their disability.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is designed to help people with disabilities pay for their basic living expenses. The monthly benefits for SSI are funded by taxes rather than Social Security. This means that you do not have to verify a work history to qualify.
Some people will only be eligible for one program or the other, but some people will qualify for both. For more on these Social Security disability benefits programs, please see our article and explainer video: What is The Difference Between SSDI & SSI?
Ongoing Disability Benefits
If you qualify for SSDI or SSI, you can receive monthly income for as long as you remain eligible. SSDI stops at full retirement age, replaced by regular Social Security retirement benefits. SSI can continue past full retirement age.
Also, after a waiting period, SSDI and SSI recipients get access to healthcare coverage, such as Medicaid or Medicare, which may help to cover past and future medical care.
The current maximum monthly benefit for SSDI is $2,861 (as of January, 2019).
What We Do
Citizens Disability helps eligible individuals apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Accessing these benefits on your own can be a complex, lengthy, and difficult process – but we are here to ease your burden.
If you or someone you know has been unable to work for 12 months (or is expected to be out of work for 12 months or) or more because of a disabling condition or qualifying impairments, we may be able to help. Our initial consultation is at no cost to you – click here to begin your free screening or call us for immediate assistance at 1-800-492-3260.
Our Disability Advocacy Services
Our knowledgeable team consists of specialists and advocates that have many years of experience helping people like you get the disability insurance benefits, like SSDI and SSI, they may be entitled to. Our combined experience and deep knowledge of the application process uniquely positions us to help secure disability insurance benefits for the eligible individuals we help and represent.
Why Citizens Disability?
- No fee, unless you win your benefits. We don’t get paid unless you do.
- We represent individuals at every stage of the process, including hearings.
- We will increase your odds at winning benefits vs doing it alone by up to three times.
Get More Information on SSDI & SSI
Social Security Disability Insurance is a complicated and complex topic, with a variety of rules and regulations. It’s normal to have lots of questions, and to want to get answers. Citizens Disability exists to help people navigate their way through this difficult application process. We’re happy to explain as much as we can to prospective claimants and the people we serve through our advocacy.
Click the tabs below to read more, and find links to our collection of articles and explainers. If you’re ready to file a claim and would like us to help you, call us at 1-800-492-3260. We look forward to speaking with you.