There are two forms of disability benefits available for you: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medically qualifying for each is the same, but technically, SSDI and SSI have their own criteria. SSDI is for people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes, while SSI is for people with a dire financial need. Speak with an attorney to determine if you should apply for SSDI, SSI, or even both. You can learn more on:
You'll need a fair amount of materials ready to apply for disability benefits, including, but not limited to: your Social Security number, your tax records annd employment history, a history of your medication and treatments, and any dependents who could be eligible for disability benefits under your account. You can apply online or at a local office. A Social Security attorney or advocate can help you get your application process started.