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What is the Difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

Social Security benefits provide income to people who cannot work. Both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are designed to provide income to people who cannot work because they are disabled.

The key difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is this: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are provided to people who have developed a disability that is likely to last at least 12 months, preventing them from working, while

Confused1_07082014Social Security Income (SSI) benefits are intended to help support those who are disabled and have a low income and have never been able to work (or have not worked long enough to qualify for SSDI benefits).

There are many criteria that must be met in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. You must start by showing that you have a severe, medically determinable impairment that is expected to result in an inability to work for more than 12 continuous months or that will result in death. A number of factors will be considered to make this determination. You must also have been working a certain amount of time in order to qualify for these benefits.

If you have never worked, or if you have not worked long enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you may be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To receive these benefits, you must also show that you are disabled and unable to work, and you must meet criteria showing that you have a low income. For more information, check out the Social Security Administration's guidelines (http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/ ).

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, if you have applied for benefits and have been denied, a North Carolina Social Security disability lawyer may be able to help you. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case. We have a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law who may be able to help you get the benefits you may need.

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Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078