I have applied for both. Had my second hearing. Now going to federal court. It's been almost four years and I have not collected a dime. Is it possible to be approved for both at the federal level. Also why wouldn't I be entitled to both.
It's possible to qualify for both. Assuming you're disabled, you'll have to meet the income and resource requirements for SSI and your SSDI benefits are below the maximum SSI limit.
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It is possible to be approved for both. Much depends on how much your Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit would be as well as your household's income and resource levels. Good luck in Federal District Court.
As the prior two answers correctly note, it is possible to qualify for both. SSI has the additional "non medical" requirement that you not have too much money. If you are of low income you will likely receive the higher of the two benefit amounts.
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You may be eligible for both, depending upon your work history, and the monthly amount of your disability insurance check. If your monthly disability insurance check is high, then you will get that instead of SSI, but SSI can pay for the months before your disability insurance check kicks in (normally six months after you became disabled). Since you are in US District Court, you have a lawyer that may know how the numbers play out in your case. Normally, if you are successful in District Court, you get a new hearing. It is rare for the District Court to award benefits outright, so you have a long haul ahead. Calculating your benefits is probably premature.
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