Social Security Disability Benefits
Like most people, you probably don't expect to become disabled, but it can happen. That's why it's important to know what disability benefits you may be entitled to under Social Security.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two programs that pay disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to qualified individuals who are under age 65, regardless of their income. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to qualified individuals with limited income. Only the SSDI program is discussed here.