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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally funded program designed to provide income for qualifying individuals who are unable to work because of their disability or to the family members of those disabled people that have a qualifying work history. SSDI is paid on a monthly basis to its recipients and received by those who have paid Social Security taxes. If you are unsure whether your disability or impairment qualifies you to receive benefits, please refer to Qualifications for Social Security Claims.

How Do I Apply?

If you believe that you qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you need to initiate the process by submitting a claim to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Florida residents who become disabled should should file an application for Social Security disability benefits with the SSA as soon as possible.

You can submit your application online at the SSA’s website, by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to set up an appointment, or by visiting your local Social Security Office to apply in person. If you have questions regarding the claims process, contact Fuller & Fuller to assist you.

Key Features

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes.

SSI does not require that you worked in the past and paid into the program. SSDI is paid on a monthly basis to its recipients and received by those who have paid Social Security taxes.

To begin the qualifying process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must submit a claim to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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