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Government Information
and Other Resources
About Social Security Disability Insurance


Information from Social Security Administration:

  • Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSA – 2011)
    Since 1956, the Social Security program has provided cash benefits to people with disabilities. This annual report provides program and demographic information about the people who receive those benefits.
  • Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits (U.S. Social Security Administration)
    Steps to apply for disability benefits, how to appeal if you are denied, information if you already receive disability benefits.
  • Benefits for People With Disabilities (Social Security Online)
    The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.  Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
  • Difference Between Social Security Disability and SSI Disability (U.S. Social Security Administration)
    What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?
  • Disability Planner (Social Security Online)
    While we spend a great deal of time working to succeed in our jobs and careers, few of us think about ensuring that we have a safety net to fall back on should we become disabled. This is an area where Social Security can provide valuable help to you. This disability planner will explain the benefits available, how you can qualify, and who can receive benefits on your earnings record. It will also explain how to apply for the benefits and what happens when your application is approved.

Other Resources and Websites About SSDI

  • FAQs: SSDI (PEKD & Associates)
  • Social Security Disability Help
    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the two largest Federal assistance programs that offer financial support to people with disabilities. Social Security Disability (SSDI) is a program designed to provide support to people who cannot work due to a permanent disability, but have previously earned income and paid Social Security taxes long enough to meet the work credit requirements established by the Social Security Administration.
  • Social Security Disability SSI Benefits (Disability
    This site was put together by Tim Moore, a former disability-medicaid caseworker and former disability examiner for the Social Security Administration. It provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.