The Social Security Administration has several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. The two largest programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI).
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security Disability Insurance provides income supplements to anyone who is not able to work because of a disability. It does not depend on the income level of the individual receiving it and a legitimately disabled person of any income level is eligible for the program as long as they have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. The dollar amount of disability compensation will depend on your income history. Other qualifications include:
- Be under the age of 65
- Disability is medically expected to last at least 12 months or more and includes:
- Proof of inability to do the work you did before becoming disabled
- Proof of inability to perform another job in your current medical condition
Candidates who do not meet the Social Security Administration’s history of earning threshold or other qualifications may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits based on financial need. The Social Security Administration uses a precise formula to calculate eligibility that takes into account your current earning capacity as well as your medical expenses.
Securing Your Benefits
The disability benefits process can be complicated with all the steps that need to be completed in order to receive your benefits quickly. DGS Benefits, Inc can help to navigate through all the red tape so that you can receive the benefits you are entitled to while you are not able to work.
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