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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, you are a name, not a case number. Our firm is committed to helping local South Texas Coastal Bend residents get the Social Security Disability benefits they need.

As a longtime Corpus Christi resident, attorney Kathleen Day has developed good working relationships with local SSA staff, attorneys and administrative law judges. Let her connections work for you; contact a local attorney for assistance with your Social Security Disability claim.

SSDI vs. SSI — Which System Is Right For Me?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of benefits to disabled Americans. Depending on your work history, how much income you earn per month and whether you have contributed to the Social Security system, you may be eligible for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSDI benefits are available to individuals who have spent their lives working and paying into the Social Security system. SSI is available to low-income individuals, those who have not paid into the Social Security system or those who have not earned enough money in their lifetimes to qualify for SSDI.

The qualification process, as well as the types and amount of benefits under these systems, vary.

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, attorney Kathleen Day carefully evaluates each client’s work history, income level and disability to determine whether SSDI or SSI benefits are available. Based on this analysis, our firm helps clients prepare SSDI or SSI applications that give them the best chance of obtaining the benefits they need to pay for medical treatments, pay their bills and support their families.

Contact The Law Office Of Kathleen L. Day

The SSDI and SSI qualification process is complex. It can take a long time to get the benefits you are entitled to. Navigating the system on your own can jeopardize your chances of obtaining benefits. Don’t do it alone. Instead, contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer for help.

For help with your SSDI or SSI application, or for more information about the differences between Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, contact lawyer Kathleen Day. Call our law office at 361-400-5425.