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Types of Disability Benefits in RI: Title 2 & Title 16 (Video)

Title 2: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

SSDI is a type of benefit which you have earned through taxes paid on your earnings. A person’s coverage and benefit amount is determined by the amount paid through self-employment taxes or payroll contributions.

Title 16: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Unlike SSDI, SSI has income and resource limits for eligibility. The big difference between the two programs is that the amount of the SSDI benefit will be based upon the amount of your contributions. For SSI, the amount is fixed and generally goes up each year.

Regardless of which benefit you claim, the medical requirements are almost identical. The Social Security Disability Lawyers at Green & Greenberg can assist you with both SSDI and SSI claims.

David Spunzo is a Rhode Island native, a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence College, and the New England School of Law.