What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

You hear various different acronyms when you are looking into government programs, and it can sometimes be confusing, especially when they are similar. In an effort to clear things up, we will look at the difference between SSI and SSDI in this blog post. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) People with disabilities are often incapable of earning much income, but they have needs like the rest of us. The government accounts for this through the implementation of programs that provide income for disabled individuals who cannot earn much money. When you work and pay your taxes, you are paying into the Social Security program. The program is for the most part intended to provide income for senior citizens. While you are working, you are earning retirement credits. In 2015, you earn one credit for every $1220 that you earn. When you earn 40 credits, you will qualify for Social Security when you reach the eligibility age. People who pay into the Social Security program may also quali


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