Earned Income – SSI SSDI Glossary

David Dowd

Earned income is typically any income from a source of employment.  When applying for Social Security Disability you are allowed to work and collect wages from an employer.  The amount you are allowed to bring home each month is important to note if you are planning on working while applying for disability.  The Social Security Administration considers any income that … Read More

Supplemental Security Income

David Dowd

Supplemental Security Income is one of two disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration.  The other program offered is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available when you do not have enough work credits to apply for SSDI.  Eligibility for SSI is based on a means test.  SSI applications will only be considered after passing … Read More

Work Credits

David Dowd

Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on credits earned while working and paying into the Social Security Disability Fund.  The maximum amount of credits that can be earned by a year is four credits.  A credit is earned when $1,260 is earned.  Once $5,040 is earned in a calendar year the maximum amount of credits allowed by … Read More