Social Security Disability Information

joe on the beach with his dog in his tracker wheelchair, social security disability information photoSocial Security Disability programs offer a source of income for consumers whose disability prevents them from supporting themselves through employment. In determining eligibility for benefits, Social Security reviews a person’s medical records to determine if the severity of a person’s disability is such that the person cannot work or can no longer work. Social Security also looks at a person’s work history in determining the amount of Social Security disability income for which a person would be eligible. Social Security offers two different disability income programs:

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)-This program is for persons who are disabled and whose work history is less than 10 quarters of employment. The current benefit amount is $733.00 per month.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)-This program is for person who are disabled and who have worked for 10 or more work quarters. Benefit amount is determined entirely by a person’s history of earnings and therefore, the income amount varies from person to person.

To visit the website of the Social Security Administration in a new browser tab please, click here.

More addition information:

Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits (click links below).

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