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Applying for Disability: What You Need to Know
Applying for disability can be a scary situation to be put in. The government has two different programs that are set in place to help assist those who are now needing disability assistance. If you are newly disabled, you may be wondering if you qualify for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The two programs are known as Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The Social Security Disability (SSDI) program is a program that is set up to pay benefits to the insured and their family members. This means that the person applying for disability has worked recently, long enough, and paid Social Security taxes on those earnings.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. To learn more about how to apply for disability, view the required documentation and information about you and your medical condition. See below for a list of items you need to provide when applying through the SSA.
When you are in the process of applying for disability through the SSA programs. View the required personal information below:
Similarly, to the required information about you, you must also provide the required personal information below:
Along with the information listed above, the SSA may ask you to provide documentation that shows you are eligible, such as:
Looking to apply for disability or want more information on the process? Reach out to your local agent, today.