Do I qualify for SSI or SSDI? What’s the difference?
Do I qualify for SSI or SSDI? What’s the difference? Many people call us and ask, “Do I qualify for Social Security disability?” The definition of Social Security disability whether you are applying for the SSI program, or the SSDI program, is exactly the same.
The definition that Social Security uses is the inability to engage in substantial, gainful activity, by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that has lasted for one year or is expected to last for one year.
That is a complicated legal definition with many parts, but the basic and essential question is, can you work? If you cannot work because of a physical or mental health problem, give us a call and we will talk through with you whether or not you qualify for SSI or SSDI.