Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Social Security Disability and SSI What is the Difference?
Social Security Disability, also called SSDI, is a program that allows those who are unable to work due to medical conditions receive monthly benefits based on the individuals payment of Social Security taxes when they worked. To be eligible for these benefits you must have enough work credits and recent enough work credits. The amount of money you get per month is based on how much you have paid into the Social Security system when you were working. Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a needs based program for those who are unable to work due to medical conditions. To qualify for SSI you need to be unable to work due to medical conditions and have low income and resources. The monthly payments are based on need and the money comes from the general tax and not the Social Security Fund. To better understand if you qualify for SSDI or SSI follow the link to my website that explains these two programs further.