Social security disability (SSD) is a federal program designed to provide compensation to disabled people. This helps ensure that people with disabilities can have a source of income even if they cannot work.
What are Social Security Benefits?
Social Security benefits are available in two different forms:
- Social Security Disability: This provides benefits and income to people that have worked and contributed in the form of security taxes over the years but are too disabled to get gainful employment anymore.
- Supplemental Security Income: This provides disabled individuals with income, whether or not they have been employed or contributed to security taxes.
For both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability, you need to show that your disability doesn’t allow you to find gainful employment or income. You should show records that it has been at least one year since your disability has prevented you from gaining income.