Security Income (SSI)
are two of the
federal cash benefit
administered by the
provides benefits to
individuals who are
they have made
contributions to the
Trust Fund through
from the money they
have earned. In some
instances, a person
may qualify for SSDI
Because the amount
of SSDI varies based
on the average
earnings and FICA
the SSDI benefit
varies for each
assistance to low
income people who
have a disability,
or are blind, or are
elderly. To qualify
for SSI an
individual must meet
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two of the federal cash benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration.
There is a process to follow to become eligible for assistance through the Socail Security Administration's disability program. You will need to provide Social Security with the information they need to determine your eligibility for cash assistance.
How to apply for SSDI and SSI
Information you need to applu for benefits
SSDI Eligibility Criteria
SSI Eligibility Criteria
Property Essential to Self-Support (PESS)
Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR)
Social Security Administration contacts individuals receiving SSDI and SSI periodically to update their records and determine whether their condition has medically improved or if he or she can perform SGA. This process is called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR).
When a CDR is scheduled by SSA depends on how an individual's disability is classified, specifically:
Medical Improvement not Expected (MINE) - CDR occurs every 7 years
Medical IMprovement Possible (MIP) - CDR occurs every 3 years
Medical Improvement Expected (MIE) - CDR occurs every 6 to 18 months
Vocational Re-examination Cases - CDR pending training/rehabilitation program completion.
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Learn more about Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR)
Overpayment and Appeals
If Social Security sends a notice that you are overpaid, there are three things you can do:
1. You can request to appeal the overpayment if you disagree there is an overpayment or with the amount of the overpayment.
Learn more about overpayments and appeals
2. You can ask to have the overpayment forgiven, if you agree you have been overpaid, but believe you should not have to pay the money back. You must show that you did not intentionally cause the overpayment and that you cannot pay it back. Be sure to check that the amount of the overpayment is correct before you file a waiver request.
Learn more about having the overpayment forgiven
3. You can repay the overpayment. Contact your local Social Security office and set up a payment plan.