What are the Differences Between SSDI and SSI in CT?

What are the Differences Between SSDI and SSI in CT?

  • SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance, and SSI is Supplemental Security Income
  • SSDI is a Federally run Insurance Program, where an individual pays premiums through their work wages that go into an Insurance Trust Fund
  • This is similar to the way Health, Car, and Life Insurance works
  • SSDI is not dependent on your Assets or Income
  • SSI is a means-tested Program that is compared to Welfare for the Disabled
  • SSI is for individuals who live under the Poverty Line, and have Limited Resources
  • If a person receiving SSI either gets an inheritance or gets married, the Supplemental Security Insurance may be seized or terminated
  • Overall, SSDI does not have to do with your overall income

This short informational video was provided by Anne Howard, an Experienced  Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyer.