I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

We often think of adults receiving benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, children often can get SSI benefits under certain circumstances. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees both the SSI and SSDI programs. When assessing children for SSI benefits, SSA personnel look at several important categories. Age One…

How – and Why – to Work with a Disability Attorney

How – and Why – to Work with a Disability Attorney

You’ve just received a devastating diagnosis, one that will keep you from supporting yourself and your family. Now, you face the complicated process of applying for government benefits. Let’s look at some of the reasons you need to know how – and why – to work with a disability attorney. You need someone in your…

Yes, Returning to Work May Affect Your SSDI and SSI

Yes, Returning to Work May Affect Your SSDI and SSI

Some disabled workers may find that their condition has gotten a little better. Maybe they locate a new job that they can do despite their disability. For example, Chris was unable to return to construction work because of injuries to his spinal cord. He received Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income. Chris…

What's the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

What’s the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) is a government program managed by the Social Security Administration to assist disabled people. The same is true for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (“SSDI”). However, though the names are confusing, it’s important to know the difference between SSI and SSDI. Eligibility One big difference between the two programs is…