SSDI question

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hannahfaid, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. hannahfaid

    hannahfaid New Member

    Can you still file for disability if you have money put away?? I barely sitting

    but I have a trust from my mother that helps me with my dr visits and bills and meds.. Its not

    going to last forever.. Do I have to be destitute before they will approve me?
  2. nink

    nink New Member

    SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) does not look at assets when determining your case. Yes, they know your work history, but that is very different than requiring you to give them info about value of home and car, amount of money in bank, etc. SSDI also does not consider the income or assets of a spouse or other person living in your home.

    On the other hand, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) does have what is called a "means test." You must honestly report all of your assets and income for everyone in the househhold. You must be pretty poor to qualify for SSI. Special needs children in low-income families can qualify for SSI.

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