SSI Attorneys serving Amherst, NY
Many often confuse Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While these two benefits are both available to those suffering from a full disability, the two are actually fairly different.
SSI is funded through general taxes, not by Social Security taxes. This is the option to choose for those who have a disability and also face severe financial hardships. Applying for SSI automatically also issues an application for your Social Security Benefits. So, someone applying for SSI may receive both of these monthly payments if they are approved.
In order to be eligible for these benefits, you must be disabled, blind, 65 and older, and have “limited” income, resources, and means to gain these.