It depends on the reason for the denial. I am assuming that the SSD denial notice stated you were not eligible because you did not have enough work credits. If this is the case, then your SSI is not affected. However, if you were denied SSD because you were found to not be disabled, then your SSI would be terminated also because both programs use the same definition of disability.
You need to read the denial notice to see the reason for the denial. You can also call Social Security to ask for an explanation. There should be a phone number on the denial notice. This info is general in nature and not a substitute for legal advice.
Differences between SSD and SSI: http://www.norrielaw.com/articles/SSA-SSDI-v-SSI.shtml
· 7 years ago