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Should I apply for SSDI or SSI?
The Social Security Disability Insurance is a system designed for people with a disability that have enough work history and a record of having paid social security taxes. On the other hand, Supplemental Security Income or SSI is financial aid for those people with a low-income. Disabled adults and children are also eligible to receive SSI benefits.
The SSA requires a minimum of 20 work credits in the last five years out of 40. However, workers under the age of 31 are an exception to this norm. On the contrary, the amount you receive as benefits under SSI can differ from state to state based on the income requirements laid out by each state. Call us today for more information on SSDI and SSI.
If I'm receiving other forms of benefits, will I qualify for disability benefits?
You are already receiving benefits for your disability from other sources like a private retirement fund, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) or from other local and state government schemes? The SSA will conduct a careful review of your finances before deciding your eligibility for disability benefits. The income you receive from other sources can affect the approval of disability benefits or at times, reduce the disability benefits amount that you receive.
When it comes to receiving benefits under the SSDI scheme, the SSA generally allows you to earn income from other low-income programs and sources. However, for benefits under SSI, the SSA may follow more stringent guidelines to determine your eligibility for disability benefits if you are already a recipient of other benefits. Contact our Wyoming disability attorney today for a detailed case evaluation and to discuss your options.
Work credit eligibility for disability benefits
Your age becomes the determining factor when SSA looks into your work history while determining your eligibility. The SSA generally looks for 20 work credits within the last ten years. However, if you are a young worker, you may be able to win your case with a much lesser number of work credits. The SSA looks for six credits within the last three years if you are disabled before the age of 24. If your disability began between the ages of 24 and 31, you must hold work credits for at least half of the period from the age of 21 until the onset of your disability.
Furthermore, for disability benefits under the SSDI scheme, the applicants should have worked for at least five years within the last ten years. For further doubts and clarifications, get in touch with our attorney team today.
At National Disability Benefits, we focus on getting your claim approved by the SSA in the shortest duration. We understand your financial need better than anybody, our highly experienced Wyoming disability lawyers are here to help.
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