Questions and answers part 2

COMMENTARY Social Security


Q: What is the difference between Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income disability?
A: Social Security administers two major programs that provide benefits based on disability: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.
SSDI benefits are based on prior work under Social Security and are financed with Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers and self-employed people. To be eligible for an SSDI benefit, the worker must earn sufficient cred...

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