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What Are the Different Types of Social Security Disability Benefits?
There are two main types of Social Security disability benefits:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
You must be disabled to qualify for SSDI benefits. But this is not the only eligibility requirement. In addition to being disabled, you must have earned a certain number of work credits throughout your employment.
This means you must have paid enough to the SSA through payroll taxes or you will not qualify for SSDI benefits. SSI is a monthly stipend administered by the SSA. This program awards benefits to elderly, blind, and disabled people. It is funded by general tax revenue, not Social Security taxes. SSI is a needs-based program, which means it is only awarded to low-income individuals. In order to qualify for SSI, your income and financial resources must fall below a certain level. This level is adjusted on an annual basis.