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Can I Receive Disability Insurance If I’m Eligible for SSI?

Many of our clients ask us if they can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) once they are deemed eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Most of the time, the answer is no. You must be insured for SSDI and meet several stringent qualifications in order to receive those benefits. It’s also imperative that you have worked and paid payroll taxes for five years of the last decade before you became disabled.

Even if you receive SSI and suffer from disabilities but don’t qualify for SSDI, you still have valuable benefits in the SSI program such as better prescription coverage through Medicaid. For more about the differences between SSI and SSDI, you can check out our FAQ page by clicking here.

If you have questions about benefits, the Social Security Disability attorneys of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can guide you based on years of proven experience. To contact us for a free initial consultation, please call toll-free1.877.526.3457 or send us an e-mail for a prompt response.

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