If you want to find out if you qualify to receive concurrent benefits, seek advice from a Social Security disability attorney.
A Social Security Disability Attorney Can Tell You If You Can Get Concurrent Benefits
It’s possible for a Social Security Disability (SSD) applicant to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) simultaneously, which is referred to as “concurrent benefits.” To collect concurrent benefits, the applicant must have been approved for Social Security Disability (commonly abbreviated as SSD) but receive only a small monthly payment. A low SSDI payment is usually the result of low wages or lack of employment in recent years.
How the Monthly Payment of Concurrent SSDI and SSI Benefits Are Calculated
Your monthly combined benefits cannot be higher than the amount you would receive from just a SSI program. To ensure this, your SSI payment will be lowered by your SSDI payment in order to match the maximum SSI payment. If you receive a SSDI benefit amount that is less than $733, which is the current SSI monthly payment amount, and you qualify for SSI, you will collect an SSI payment.
Applying for Concurrent Benefits
The Social Security Administration will consider your income and assets to determine the concurrence of your claim, whether you apply for SSI and SSDI jointly or separately. The category of your disability will have no bearing on the claim process.
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