Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program that provides benefits to people who cannot work due to a disability. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program assists low-income individuals aged, blind, or have a disability. This page will provide detailed information about the SSDI and SSI programs so you can understand what to expect from Social Security during the application process.
The Social Security Administration program offers benefits to you and certain family members if they are insured. This means that the person has worked long enough, paid social security taxes on their earnings lately (recently), and met other criteria set forth by law.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI), also called disability insurance or income support payments, help those with limited resources in America today. It pays out based on what an individual needs rather than how much money they make every year- so there are never any surprises when receiving this type of payment.
If you have applied for a disability claim, you should receive a letter in the mail with the decision. If you included information about other family members when you applied, you’d be informed if they may be able to receive benefits on your record.
By logging into your “My Social Security” account, you can check the status of your application. If you cannot access your account status online, you can call social security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to check your status.
The online services enable you to access the information you require from any location and device. To find out if your application for Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been approved or denied, or if a request for reconsideration or a hearing has been filed against your application, you can log in to or create my Social Security account.
Visit our blog section to learn more about disability claims and the related issues.