If you have developed a medical condition or experienced some type of injury that prevents you from working to your full capacity, you might be able to qualify to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Many people in Mississippi find these benefits essential when they are unable to work. There is also another type of benefit program for disabled persons who are not capable of working and that is called Supplemental Security Income.
Some people are able to quality to receive both SSDI and SSI benefits at the same time. As explained by the Social Security Administration, when this happens, you are said to qualify for concurrent benefits. Every situation is unique but it is useful to know that there may be waiting periods before one or both types of benefits actually start paying you every month.
In some situations, you may even be able to resume working and maintain your SSI and SSDI benefits for a period of time. There may be what the SSA calls a trial work period when you first start a job. During the TWP, you may receive disability benefits and earn your wages. The SSA will also review whether or not you are performing substantial gainful activity during this time.
If you would like to learn more about how you might qualify to receive both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits at the same time, please feel free to visit the SSI and SSDI concurrent benefits page of our Mississippi disability assistance website.