What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI?

What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI?

What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI? The big difference between SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability) is that SSDI is meant for workers who have built up enough work credits and SSI is for low-income people who don’t have enough work credits for SSDI or have never worked. While a lot  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Heart Disease

Social Security Disability Insurance and Heart Disease People who suffer from severe heart conditions often find it hard to maintain regular work schedules. If an individual is unable to work full-time because they have a serious heart ailment, then they may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Some of the conditions that automatically qualify  … Read more

Social Security Disability and Cancer

Social Security Disability and Cancer Cancer is a leading cause of loss of the ability to work and therefore ranks highly as a reason for Social Security application. There are certain types of cancers such as thyroid, esophageal, liver and pancreatic which are really aggressive and limiting. If these are presented as the basis for  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance – Income Limits

Social Security Disability Insurance – Income Limits Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a structured process with many requirements that must be met before benefits can be received.  One of the most critical requirements that must be met to receive benefits is the income limits that exist for applicants. Meeting this threshold is key  … Read more

How is Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI Calculated?

How is Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI Calculated? If you are in the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be wondering what your maximum monthly benefit payment is. You can quickly find this out by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) to receive an  … Read more

2019 Autism Awareness Month Issue

2019 Autism Awareness Month Issue   Wrapping Up a Great Month!   Dear friends & partners of the SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, as the National Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to reach out to you, our growing community, with an update on our recent and upcoming programs and events,  … Read more

Disability Help Center San Diego Video TeleConferencing

Disability Help Center San Diego Video TeleConferencing If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the most important aspects is the hearing which determines whether you qualify. However, setting up and attending a traditional hearing can be difficult and time-consuming. Instead, you may opt for a Video TeleConferencing offered by the Disability  … Read more

Residual Functional Capacity

What is Residual Functional Capacity? If you are applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), it will be handled by their Disability Determination Services (DDS) branch. A DDS examiner will be assigned to evaluate your application and determine if you meet the qualifications for being disabled under the law. In most cases,  … Read more

What is a Consultative Exam?

What is a Consultative Exam? A Consultative Exam (CE) is a medical examination. Some people who have applied for social security disability benefits are asked to have a consultative exam by the DDS examiner who is handling their claim. You will receive a letter asking for a consultative exam if one is needed. If your  … Read more

Who is a DDS Examiner?

Who is a DDS Examiner? The process of applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is one that requires providing exact information, meeting the qualifications, and following the necessary steps for approval. As part of this process, the Disability Determination Services (DDS), which is the branch of the SSA that will make  … Read more