If you are one of the many disabled persons in Ohio, you may need to learn about the different programs available to you via which you may receive financial benefits. These programs frequently provide essential income on which people can afford to pay basic living expenses.
Through the Social Security Administration, two programs offer benefits to people with disabilities. Some people may qualify to receive benefits from both programs simultaneously.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance
As explained by the SSA, a person who meets the definition of being disabled may receive payments from the SSDI program. This program’s funding comes from contributions made by workers. You may qualify to receive these benefits based on your previous work history contributions or based on the contributions of your parent or spouse.
SSDI benefit amounts vary based on the contributions made by the person whose work record enables the disabled person to qualify for the benefits.
Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income
If you fall into a low-income grouping, you may meet the threshold to qualify for SSI. This program’s funding comes from general income taxes and provides assistance to people without sufficient income to support themselves. Benefit amount factors include the designated federal benefit amount and your countable income, which factors in your expenses.
When you meet the qualifications for both programs, you may receive what are called concurrent benefits.
This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give residents in Ohio basic information about who may qualify to receive both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits at the same time.