I can’t remember which it was
If it’s determined I have brain damage, I might qualify now
Both. I used to get both SSI and SSDI at the same time. Now I don’t qualify for SSI, I just qualify for SSDI. You have to have a work history to qualify for SSDI, I believe. SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance. I believe SSI is Supplemental Security Income.
Are the qualifications different?
Not sure. I got both because I was mentally disabled.
I qualified for both because I have paranoid schizophrenia.
I got SSI because I have schizoaffective disorder/ schizophrenia. I get benefits. I don’t qualify for SSDI because I haven’t worked enough.
I may have brain damage from a car accident that happened a year ago, if it’s determined that’s causing my psychotic symptoms, maybe i’ll already qualify
You just got to prove you are disabled / can’t work because of it. A doctor can do it. It helps to have a medication and hospital history as it provides evidence.
Well you can call the national number and they might tell you on the phone if you qualify. Or you can call your local office.
The national number is 1-800-772-1213. You can also go to the Social Security website.