SSI & SSDI Benefits Overview
While everyone knows that Social Security is available for retired workers who reach a certain age, Social Security also serves as a safety net for those in need due to disability. Social Security Disability offers disability programs separate from private disability insurance. If you are unable to work due to an injury or a medical condition, you may qualify for benefits from one of the SSA programs. And you would not be alone. More than 10 million people who cannot work due to a disability received disability benefits from the Social Security system in 2012.
There are two main disability programs provided by Social Security:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which provides benefits for regularly employed individuals who become disabled
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which provides benefits for low-income families that are unable to support themselves due to the disability of an adult or child.
If you feel that you may qualify for disability benefits, fill out the form for a FREE case evaluation. Our Social Security disability lawyers can assist you in filing or appealing a disability claim.