Determining eligibility for these programs can often be confusing. Here is some general information that may explain these programs and who may potentially qualify:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Since 1956, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has been an effective social insurance program that helps individuals whose physical or mental impairments are so severe that they are unable to work a job within the national economy in any capacity. Contrary to popular belief, SSDI is NOT charity — Americans who are entitled to this benefit have paid into this system which has been designated to prevent severe economic loss brought on by foreclosures, evictions, and bankruptcies. In short, SSDI is a program designed for persons who have worked and paid into Social Security Disability Insurance via payroll (tax) deduction.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that provides modest income support for individuals with limited income and resources. It is not necessary that one has worked or paid into the Social Security system to be eligible for this program.
BOTH SSDI AND SSI PROGRAMS REQUIRE THAT CLAIMANTS HAVE SEVERE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL IMPAIRMENT(S) THAT PREVENT THEM FROM WORKING.
The best way to learn about potential eligibility for Social Security benefits is to contact Disability Advocates Group. We specialize in Social Security claims and serve clients all over the United States. Find out how to get started by calling 888-324-7734.