Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) | Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Lawyer

The Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) are sometime confused for each other. These are 2 completely different programs. SSI is a federal welfare program that is limited to the disabled, blind, and those over 65. States will supplement the federal SSI benefits. SSDI is not supplemented.

There are 4 requirements for SSI and you must meet all 4:

1. Be disabled using the 5 Hurdle test described in earlier blogs,

2. Meet an income and asset test,

3. Be a U.S. Citizen or fall into an exception class,

4. File an application.

You can get both SSI and SSDI but your total income from both can only equal the SSI amount plus $20.00. For more information, and for more help with your claim, click here or call 727-894-3188.

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