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I am recieving SSI and I was told that if I was getting

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I am recieving SSI and I was told that if I was getting SSDI, I would get more money?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.

SSDI benefits are typically larger payouts, but much more difficult to earn. SSDI is paid as if you retired, and you drew a full social security benefit. SSI is low income support, and is $733 or so for a single person in 2015.

Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.

Most social security payouts at full retirement age are nearly twice the $733 SSI benefit, so you would be doing much better drawing a disability pension.

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