Social Security Disability Information
Social Security Disability programs offer a source of income for consumers whose disability prevents them
from supporting themselves through employment. In determining eligibility for benefits, Social Security
reviews a person’s medical records to determine if the severity of a person’s disability is such that the
person cannot work or can no longer work. Social Security also looks at a person’s work history in
determining the amount of Social Security disability income for which a person would be eligible. Social
Security offers two different disability income programs:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)-This program is for adults and children who are disabled and whose
work history is less than 10 quarters of employment. The current benefit amount is $772.00 per month.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)-This program is for person who are disabled and who have
worked for 10 or more work quarters. The benefit amount is determined entirely by a person’s history of
earnings and therefore, the income amount varies from person to person.
Visit the Social Security Administration website.
Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits here.