Social Security Updates: Can You Get Two Checks In The Same Month?

The same individual can collect both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

There are no laws prohibiting applicants from obtaining two types of welfare assistance. Receiving both payments could cause you to exceed the SSI income level.

The eligibility conditions for SSI  benefits are rather stringent because the program is designed to assist specific groups of low-income Americans.

In order to qualify for SSI benefits, an individual must be blind or disabled, in addition to being at least 65 years old.

In order to qualify for SSDI payments, claimants must have a disability from this list that prevents them from working.

The SSI standard for low income is a monthly income of up to $841 for an individual or $1,261 for a marriage in which both individuals are recipients.

This restricted income is referred to as "countable income," which is essentially a method for determining the overall income of a recipient. 

This includes features such as salaries from employment, pensions, and benefits for veterans. This does not include all income, such as covid-19 stimulus payments and disaster aid.

SSDI benefits are considered "countable income" since they fall within the category of "unearned income," along with investments.