Re: Received SSI. Now SSDI?
Both SSI and SSDI are paid to people unable to work. But you can't receive both at the same time. The SSA has you apply for both and often SSI is approved while they continu to evaluate your eligibility for SSDI. If you are approved for SSDI then SSI will end.
SSI is a needs based program. It is based solely on your income/assets. SSDI is based on your work history and if you have enough work credits in recent history to qualify. Most of the time the SSDI benefit is larger than the SSI benefit. You can find out more on www.ssa.gov
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 07-05-2009 at 08:51 PM.