There are two main Social Security programs that provide money and benefits to people who are unable to work because of their medical impairments: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Though the programs are similar, there are key differences in how they’re awarded and the amount of benefits paid. Most people who receive Social Security Disability benefits are on SSDI, but some of you may qualify for both programs.
For close to 60 years the SSDI program has served as a safety net for people whose physical or mental impairments prevent them from keeping a job. Without this social insurance program millions of disabled American workers and their families would face financial hardship and be unable to maintain any sort of quality of life.
This article explains how you can qualify for SSDI benefits and what you can expect if you’re awarded. Call or e-mail Corey Pollard, an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, if you need help understanding your rights or getting approved for SSDI benefits.