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WHAT IS SSD VS. SSI?

What Benefits Do You Actually Qualify For?

Both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are government based assistance programs. If you or a loved one is disabled of have been in the past, you may be able to obtain benefits through one or both of these programs.

To best determine which of the programs that you qualify for and to begin the application process, you should seek out legal representation. At Harbison & Kavanagh, our Richmond SSD lawyers understand the intricate nature of Social Security programs and can help you figure out which program fits your specific needs.

Applying For The Correct Program

Generally, SSD benefits are granted if you have been unable to work for a year or more due to suffering an injury or illness. SSD requires that you have documented work history.

  • To qualify for this program you must:
  • Provide evidence of your previous work history
  • Paid into Social Security during the time of your employment
  • Have medical documentation that you are no longer able to work

SSI does not have this restriction and is available to those with little to no income who are disabled. To be eligible for SSI benefits, you must provide documentation that you are unable to work due to a long term disability or illness and are below a certain income bracket.

Can you Qualify for Both SSD & SSI?

In the event that you have previously paid into Social Security in the past and have become disabled, you may also qualify for both SSD and SSI. To ensure that you get the maximum amount of aid possible, it is in your best interest to contact one of our Richmond SSD attorneys to discuss your situation.

At Harbison & Kavanagh, we have over 40 years of combined experience fighting for our clients and will go the extra mile to provide you with our best efforts.

For more information regarding our services or to schedule a free consultation, contact our offices at 804.888.8000 today!

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