SSDI And SSI: Knowing The Basics

Applying for disability benefits can seem like an overwhelming, burdensome process. This can be especially challenging if you are unsure what type of Social Security benefits you are eligible for. At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Cordero, we can help with your uncertainties. We serve clients in Miami and throughout the surrounding areas in legal issues involving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable of SSDI and SSI laws and take the necessary time to explain the options to clients. We promote open communication and make sure our clients feel comfortable bringing up their questions and concerns.

SSDI Eligibility Vs. SSI Eligibility

There are a few major differences between SSDI and SSI that everyone should know about. Here are some key facts about both programs:

  • SSDI is available to those who have paid enough into the program, whereas SSI is for those who have limited means or do not qualify for SSDI.

  • You cannot qualify for both SSDI and SSI.
  • The process of applying for either SSDI or SSI is very similar.

The benefits of working with a lawyer at our firm are that we can review the details of your situation before challenges arise and help explain what type of benefits you are eligible for and what documentation you will need from your medical professional for your claim. We handle the legal issues so you can focus on your own well-being.

Questions? Contact Us.

If you have questions, contact a lawyer. You can schedule your free consultation with The Law Offices of Patrick L. Cordero, by calling 305-445-4855. You can also contact us online. We serve the entire South Florida area.