No, it is different. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a welfare-based program, with no connection to past employment. Monthly benefits are paid to people who meet requirements for limited income and resources who are disabled, blind or age 65 or older.
Blind or disabled children, as well as adults, can get SSI benefits. If a claimant’s household income exceeds $735 per month for an individual and $1,103 for a couple, or the value of their resources are above $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a couple, then they are not eligible for SSI.
Our SSDI representation includes screening for SSI eligibility. You may not be eligible for SSI if you are over the financial limits, so Social Security may send a general financial denial. Regardless of SSI outcome, we will still pursue your SSDI claim.