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What are SSI and SSDI?

What are SSI and SSDI?

Biggam, Fox & Skinner has helped Vermonters successfully file for and win Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for more than a decade. This page explains the difference between the two Social Security programs and how it applies to Vermonters.

Social Security Income

In general, SSI makes monthly payments to people who have low income, few resources, and are either 65 years or older, or blind or disabled. Additionally, blind or disabled children may also be eligible.

Social Security Disability Insurance

To qualify for SSDI benefits you must have worked a job that is covered by Social Security long enough to be insured and have a medical condition that meets the definition of disability. If granted, Social Security disability benefits are monthly cash benefits paid to people are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.

How we can help you

Applying for either SSI or SSDI takes a fair amount of time and requires an understanding of the ins and the outs of the Social Security system. At Biggam, Fox & Skinner we specialize in helping Vermonters successfully apply for and win Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income.

Contact our Burlington VT SSDI lawyers for a FREE case consultation at 1-800-995-4807 or simply fill out the form to the right and we’ll call you.


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