Can I receive SSI and SSDI?


The answer is no.  SSDI would count as unearned income and reduce an SSI payment, almost certainly down to zero.  In general, for most people, SSDI would provide a higher payment than SSI. 

You are encouraged to create a “My Social Security Account” to determine your SSDI payment amount. 

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FD/MAS Alliance is a recipient of the Financial Advocacy in RARE Impact Grant sponsored by Global Genes.  Thanks to this award, FD/MAS Financial Literacy 101 is made possible.  We thank Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC® Belvedere Wealth Partners, for donating his time and financial expertise and Caroline Fuchs, CAE, for contributing her time, communications, and digital strategy expertise to the FD/MAS community for this resource.