SSI/SSDI

SC Thrive supports trained SSI/SSDI Specialists at select Partner Sites in South Carolina.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

What is SSI?
SSI provides monthly payments to people who have limited income, are 65 or older, are totally or partially blind or have a condition that keeps them from working. The condition must be expected to last at least one year or result in death.

Who can receive SSI?
  • Applicants must have a physical or mental impairment that has lasted or will last continuously for 12 months or more or result in death.
  • Applicants must meet income and asset eligibility requirements.
  • People 65 or older may qualify.
  • People who are partially blind or have a condition that keeps them from working may qualify.


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

What is SSDI?
SSDI pays benefits for people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Social Security Administration (SSA) examines the severity of the medical condition and the applicant's work history to confirm the applicant has worked long enough under Social Security.

Who can receive SSDI?
  • Applicants must have a physical or mental impairment that has lasted or will last continuously for 12 months or more or result in death.
  • Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Applicants must meet work history eligibility requirements.