Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to those with a disability when they are no longer able to work. SSDI is based on work credits, which is determined by the number of years you have worked and paid taxes into the federal system. The number of years needed to qualify for benefits will depend on your age. https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10029.pdf 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits to those with a disability when they are no longer able to work. SSI is a financial need-based programAn individual must have less than $2,000 in resources and a married couple must have less than $3,000 in resources. https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-11000.pdf 

General Social Security Resources: 

 

Social Security Disability: 

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/disability_starter_kits_adult_eng.htm 

 

Social Security Disability Appeal 

 

Social Security Approval: 

 

Working and Disability Benefits