As advocates for people with disabilities, we at NOSSCR want to help you understand what there is to know about Social Security disability benefits.
The federal government has several programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Of these disability assistance programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the largest.
Our helpful information pages will guide you through what you need to know about Social Security disability benefits. Read a general overview About SSDI and About SSI, or learn more about Social Security disability benefits, eligibility, the application process, what you can do if you’ve been denied, and what to expect at a Social Security disability hearing.
To get a sense of what it’s like to rely on Social Security disability benefits, read testimonials from real beneficiaries.
|Social Security Disability Insurance
|Supplemental Security Income
|A disabled or blind individual must have paid Social Security taxes to be come insured for benefits. Benefits may also be available to certain members of that individual’s family.
A disabled or blind adult or child must meet all of the following categories:
|The monthly disability benefit amount is based on the Social Security earnings record of the insured worker.
The monthly payment is based on need and varies up to the maximum federal benefit rate. Some states add money to federal SSI payments.
|The worker will get Medicare coverage automatically after receiving disability benefits for two years.
In most states, beneficiaries are automatically eligible for Medicaid.
|Social Security disability