Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While there are many differences between SSDI and SSI, three of the biggest differences are explained below.
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Getting approved for Social Security Disability claims are no walk in the park. You would think it would be much easier but the process can be very long and repetitive.
It's been all over the news lately and this is good to some bad to others.
A lot of people, after suffering a work-related injury or realizing that they have an occupational disease, will immediately file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. For a lot of these people, there is no fear of losing their job or facing retaliation from their employer because they know that this isn't allowed by Ohio law.
Most people in Ohio know that if they are injured on the job, they can apply for workers' compensation benefits that can help cover lost wages, medical expenses and even rehabilitation treatments. For a lot of people, workers' comp benefits are incredibly important because they make sure that an injured worker is being provided for financially, allowing the worker to focus on recovery instead of their expenses.
Whether you're a baseball fan or not -- and whether or not you love the Yankees -- Brian Doyle's story stands out. When the 1978 World Series began, Doyle was a reserve second baseman. When the team's first stringer got injured, though, Doyle rose to the occasion spectacularly. He hit a .438 in the series, which the Yankees won in just six games.
President Obama's $4 trillion budget blue print for fiscal 2016 has garnered a lot of attention for its proposals for raising caps to bolster spending for defense and domestic programs largely geared to the middle class.
However, tucked away in the massive budget document is a series of proposals for salvaging a program critically important to the middle class - the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund that experts warn is fast running out of money.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must first have worked in a job, or jobs, covered by Social Security. You then must have a condition that meets the Social Security definition of disability. To meet Social Security's definition of "disability," you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s); that is expected to result in death, or that has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis. If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, your disability benefits automatically covert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same.
Imagine that you are on the job, minding your own business when suddenly there is a horrific accident that injures and kills several of your coworkers. Even though you are not physically injured by the accident in any way, you did witness the tragedy and find it difficult to push the incident from your memories.