We Serve Clients Throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland.

Contact Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. at (610) 595-4917 today. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland.

What's The Difference Between SSI And SSDI?

SSI vs. SSD: Are They The Same?

The big difference between SSI vs. SSDI is that SSI is for disabled individuals with limited income and resources, while SSDI is designed for working individuals who have a medical condition that is preventing them from working.

SSI is designed to meet the basic needs of a much smaller population of individuals. When it comes to the difference between disability and SSI, let us further explain below what the key differences are.

SSI vs. SSD Benefits

The SSI program aims to help those who are elderly, blind, or disabled due to a medical condition, who have a hard time paying for shelter and food. The financial requirements for eligibility are very strict. In contrast, SSDI provides benefits to disabled people who have worked jobs that are covered by Social Security, regardless of their current income and assets. This program covers a much broader range of individuals.

Additional differences between SSDI and SSI include:

  • SSDI requires individuals to have an accumulation of work credits to be eligible
  • SSDI monthly amounts are determined by one’s Social Security income record
  • SSDI monthly payments are often much greater than SSI
  • SSDI is funded by FICA and SS taxes, while SSI is funded through general taxes

Still wondering what's the difference in SSI and SSDI? Give Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. a call at (610) 595-4917 or contact us online today!

An Explanation from Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Lawyers

Disabilities that prevent people from working often put a significant strain upon individuals and their families. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two ways of providing assistance to those who find themselves in this situation. If you have a qualifying disability you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both.

The Pennsylvania social security disability lawyers at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C.can help you discover which of these you may qualify for. In addition, our experienced attorneys can walk you through the application process and help you on your way to receiving benefits.

Related Blogs

Find Out If You Qualify for Both SSI And SSDI

We encourage you to discover if you are eligible for both SSDI and SSI in order to maximize the benefits that you are receiving. If you think you may qualify, it does not hurt to apply. For more information and guidance through the process, call Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. We are eager to put our years of experience to work for you.

For assistance with SSDI and SSI applications, hearings, and appeals, or to learn more about the the difference between SSI and SSDI, contact us for a free consultation at (610) 595-4917.

Why Hire Us?

  • Personalized Attention & Care
  • We offer free consultations!
  • We focus on providing high quality, client driven representation.
  • We have a dedicated team with over 35 years of experience.
  • We handle your SDD case with NO FEE until you win!
  • Extensive experience representing disabled individuals.
  • American Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer for Paul
  • Lawyers of distinction award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association

Our Clients Share Their Stories

Our 5-Star Reviews

    Between Scott and his staff, I am sure my late father put me in his path. My calls were always answered, within minutes of me sending an email a response not just from Scott but also his amazing most helpful Paralegal team and secretary. Even when I was a

    - Aileen C.

    Your compassion & caring nature honestly was unexpected (one in a million) and so very much appreciated.

    - Youssefs

    Paul is an experienced professional, but one that carries a humane & empathetic personality (this is rare to come by in the legal world).

    - Brittany

    After my consultation with Mr. Badame, my mind was more at ease and I was not surprised that he was able to get me the settlement award that I received.

    - Anthony P

    Thank You, thank you, thank you! We highly recommend them.

    - AJK

Help Starts Here

Trusted & Confidential
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.