The Social Security Administration offers two different programs for people who cannot work for at least one year because of their medical conditions. The two programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The programs have a variety of different requirements in order for someone to be eligible.
For both programs, you need to prove the following:
The two programs have different requirements. For SSDI, you need to prove that you have worked and paid into the system for a sufficient amount of time depending upon your age. For SSI, you do not need a work history, but you must prove that your assets are low enough to qualify for assistance.
In most cases, your initial application for disability will be denied. This happens to many individuals who have qualifying medical conditions.
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