For those who have become disabled and are no longer able to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two separate and distinct programs which provide much-needed assistance. The major difference between the two programs boils down to the individual’s work history; only those who qualify with the sufficient amount of work credits are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program which exists for those who are disabled, but lack the required amount of work credits. SSA's website explains some of the similarities and differences between SSDI and SSI.
We have compiled a breakdown of the differences between the programs using SSA’s statistics and information not readily accessible through the SSA’s information:
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
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