About SSDI And SSI

New Jersey Lawyers For Social Security Disability Programs

The Social Security Administration oversees two programs, SSDI and SSI, that provide benefits to individuals who cannot work because of a disabling condition. You may be confused about the difference or unsure whether you are eligible.

At the Newark, New Jersey, law firm of Abromson & Carey, our practice is devoted solely to disability law. We can answer your questions and guide you through the entire process of applying for disability benefits through Social Security. Contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, provides monthly income to eligible individuals and their dependents. The level of SSDI benefits reflects how much the person has paid into the system over the years through Social Security (FICA) payroll taxes, up to a maximum monthly benefit. Benefits continue until the person is able to rejoin the workforce or indefinitely for a permanent disability.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal program for disabled individuals based on financial need (poverty). For those who have never worked or have not earned enough work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability, SSI provides a fixed benefit to cover basic living expenses. The Social Security Administration (SSA) sets strict limits on income and assets to receive SSI.

The definition of disability is the same for both programs:

  • You have been (or expect to be) out of work for 12 months
  • You meet the SSA's criteria for a physical or mental disabling condition
  • You cannot do the work you did before or adjust to new work

Newark Denied Disability Claim Attorneys

If you are unable to work because of your medical condition, we can determine if you qualify for SSDI or SSI. If your claims was turned down, we can advocate for you in your hearings and appeals. To find out more about SSDI/SSI and the Social Security Disability process, Abromson & Carey invites you to arrange a free initial consultation.

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