In addition to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the SSA administers a number of other programs.
Aiming to help those with disabilities, these programs are designed to provide the funding they need.
On the SSA’s FAQ page, you’ll find everything you need to know about applying.
SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program
Rundown of disability benefits like SSDI and SSI
Benefits are available to you and certain members of your family who are covered by SSDI.
To be considered insured, you must have worked long enough and recently enough to be subject to Social Security taxes.
For people with disabilities and limited income and resources, SSI provides financial assistance.
Although the courses differ, the medical requirements are the same for all of the students.
Differences between the SSI and SSDI
Applications for Social Security Income and Supplemental Security Income
On the internet or by phone, you can apply.
Regardless of how you apply, the process is the same.
In this section, you’ll find all the documentation you’ll need.
A reviewer will determine if you’ve met the minimum requirements before considering your application.
Credentials are being checked against your work history.
An assessment of your current work is made.
Disability Determination Services offices in your state then review and make a decision based on the information you provided in your application.
Once a decision has been made, it will be sent to you via postal mail.
Using your My Social Security account, you can monitor the progress of your application.
How to appeal an SSDI or SSI determination
You have the right to challenge a decision that you do not support.
Within 60 days of being informed of the decision, you must submit your appeal in writing.
There are four appeal levels:
- Administrative law judge’s hearing
- The Appeals Council of the Social Security Administration
- Examination by a federal judge