Can I receive Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?
Yes, you can receive SSDI benefits and SSI benefits at the same time. If you’re disabled and you worked very minimally during your life and I see this a lot with stay-at-home moms and that sort of thing who become disabled later on in their work life and their SSDI payments are less than $770 a month. Then SSI will kick in if they’re disabled to bring them up to that threshold of $770 or more. It changes from time to time, so this is by the time somebody sees this, there might be a higher amount, but essentially $770 a month right now. If your SSDI is less than that, your SSI will kick in to make up the difference