Social Security Administration Disability Programs
Social Security has two programs where disability benefits are paid.
- Social Security Disability (SSDI) and;
- Supplemental Security Income Disability
Social Security Disability - SSDI is an insurance program for workers who have paid (FICA taxes) into the system and subsequently became disabled and unable to work. SSDI can also provide monthly disability benefits and health coverage for a deceased, disabled or retired worker’s disabled dependents. (more)
Supplemental Security Income Disability (SSI) the second program is a needs based program for individuals with little or no income and few resources. Dependent benefits are not available for SSI disability claims.(more)
The disability criteria for both SSDI and SSI are the same except for SSI children’s benefits.