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Do I Qualify for SSDI/SSI Benefits?

Are you unsure if you meet the eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? Understanding the requirements to become eligible is crucial for successfully navigating the application process. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the criteria for qualifying for SSDI and SSI benefits, providing valuable insights to help you determine if you qualify and how to apply.

SSDI Eligibility vs. SSI Eligibility

SSDI provides financial assistance to individuals unable to work due to a disabling medical condition. To qualify, you must have earned a sufficient number of work credits and paid Social Security taxes. The Social Security Administration (SSA) assesses your disability status and evaluates your work history to determine eligibility.

SSI offers financial support to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. Eligibility hinges on meeting income and resource thresholds set by the SSA, in addition to having a qualifying disability. Like SSDI, SSI requires meeting the SSA’s definition of disability.

Determining Your Eligibility

To assess your eligibility for SSDI or SSI benefits, review the criteria outlined by the SSA. Utilize their online screening tool or consult with a disability lawyer for personalized guidance. When applying, provide detailed information about your work history, income, resources, and medical condition.

Applying for SSDI/SSI Benefits

Begin the application process by contacting your local Social Security office or applying online through the SSA’s website. Thoroughly document your work history, income, resources, and medical condition. Consider consulting with a disability lawyer for assistance in navigating the application process effectively.

Consulting with a Disability Lawyer

Navigating the SSDI/SSI application process can be complex. A knowledgeable disability lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in understanding eligibility criteria, gathering necessary documentation, and navigating the process effectively.


Determining eligibility for SSDI or SSI benefits requires understanding the criteria outlined by the SSA. By familiarizing yourself with these requirements and seeking guidance from professionals, you can increase your chances of a successful application.

For personalized assistance with your SSDI/SSI application, contact Green & Greenberg. Our experienced disability lawyers can help you assess eligibility, gather documentation, and navigate the process effectively.

For more information and resources on SSDI/SSI eligibility and the disability application process, visit our Disability Blog.