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Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I received a letter in the mail that said my husband may be able to get supplemental security income and I just wanted to know what it is about

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Yes. My husband was a government employee so doesn't get much of the regular social security. I, however get some

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He just might qualify. Social Security is sending out the annual notice for those that have very small social security amounts.

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The main difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the fact that SSDI is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits, while SSI disability benefits are available to low-income individuals who have either never worked or who haven't earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI.

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Also SSI is both for those over a certain age AND those with a disability.

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While many people don't distinguish between SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), they are two completely different governmental programs.

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You should definitely check to see if he qualifies.

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