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What Is Supplemental Security Income and How Is It Different?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), like Social Security Disability Insurance, is a program that provides assistance to qualified individuals who are disabled and unable to work. The difference is that SSI is a needs-based program, and SSDI is not. This means that to qualify for SSI, you may not have more than $2,000 in total resources. If you are married, you may not have resources that exceed $3,000. With SSDI, your resources do not affect your eligibility.
How Does the SSDI Application Process Work?
Though social security is a federal program, the social security disability (SSD) application process begins at the state level. Applying for SSDI benefits has multiple steps and requires several forms, including medical records, tax forms, and a summary of where you worked and the type of work you did. After completing the application, it is submitted for approval. If you do not fill out the SSD application correctly, you may not receive benefits.
Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?
SSDI benefits are not taxed unless you have an income of over $25,000 in addition to your SSD benefits. Some taxes are also required if you file a joint tax form and have a combined household income of more than $32,000. That being said, individuals generally do not pay taxes on their social security disability benefits.
Why Do You Need an SSD Lawyer?
Why do you need a Social Security Disability like Walner Law? We can help you complete your application quickly and accurately. The application process can be complicated, but at Walner Law, we do this every day. We have the expertise to ensure you are approved for SSD benefits when you are in need. Additionally, we are familiar with the judges who will be reviewing your case and know their expectations. With Walner, you’ll win.
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSD, is a program that provides financial assistance to those who are disabled and therefore unable to work. To receive these benefits, you must complete an SSD application and present your case. That is where a Social Security Disability lawyer, like Jon Walner, comes in, helping you present your case and win.