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Is SSI a Social Security benefit?

Previous posts here have detailed the differences between Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income. But, confusion may still linger. After all, if Supplemental Security Income is a program managed by the Social Security Administration, doesn't that make SSI a form of Social Security benefit?

A closer look at the eligibility details for SSI-related benefits

By now most of our readers probably know that Supplemental Security Income is different from Social Security Disability benefits. SSI benefits can be awarded to those who qualify, regardless of their work history. SSD benefits, on the other hand, are reserved for those who have the requisite amount of work credits on their record, as well as a qualifying disability. Although knowing the difference between these two federal benefits is important, it is a good idea to take a closer look at some of the eligibility details for Supplemental Security Income in particular.

Qualifying for SSD benefits due to a mental impairment

Millions of Americans suffer from mental impairments that have a major impact on their daily lives. For some, it is anxiety. For others, depression. Many of these people are able to take prescription medication, attend counseling sessions and then move on with their lives. However, there are some people who face mental impairments that can be somewhat all-encompassing. People who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder may be unable to work as a result of their mental conditions.

5 workplace injuries that can leave you unable to work

Whether you work as a cashier in retail or in a dangerous job like demolition and construction, the chances of injuries are always there. While you do all you can to comply with safety regulations that keep you and your co-workers safe, there are times that you are simply unable to stop things from happening. Injuries and illnesses caused on the job can lead to life-changing problems that make it impossible for you to work or earn an income. These five injuries are all too common in the workplace today.

The waiting time for Social Security Disability benefits

Anyone who is familiar with previous posts here knows that there is quite a bit of work to be done when Los Angeles residents find themselves in a position where they need to file for Social Security Disability benefits. The initial application for SSD benefits requires copious amounts of information, including information about the disability in question, how the disability affects the applicant's life, how the disability prevents the applicant for working and documentation that shows that the applicant has earned the requisite amount of work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Putting all of that information together can be time-consuming and mentally exhausting, but once everything is put together the application can be submitted for review. But, what then?

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