Millions of Americans benefit from SSI and SSDI each month, but many may not know they can qualify for both at the same time.
If you do end up getting both, your SSI benefit may be lowered by your SSDI benefit.
Who can get SSI and SSDI benefits?
SSDI is designed to help those with disabilities.
A disability is defined by the Social Security Administration as a physical or mental health condition severe enough to prevent you from working for at least a year.
SSDI helps those with disabilities regardless of where they’re at financially.
SSI is designed to help people who are disabled and/or blind, or those ages 65 and up with little to no income.
If your SSDI exceeds $861 per month then you do not qualify for SSI.