Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income

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8th Dec 2016

Close up of approved Social Security Disability Claim Form

The two types of Social Security programs you can access are Social Security disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

Social Security disability insurance

Social Security disability insurance is paid to individuals who have worked in recent years—usually, at least 5 out of the last 10. If you have not been in the workforce that recently, you may be subject to different standards.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is a monthly benefit paid by the Social Security Administration to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind or age 65 and older. Blind or disabled children, as well as adults, can get SSI benefits.

  • SSI benefits are not based on your prior work or family’s work history.
  • SSI is financed by the US Treasury.
  • SSI beneficiaries are eligible for other assistance programs, like food stamps and medical help.

Contact a Kentucky disability attorney

If you have further questions about which program is right for your needs, contact our office for help. Call (502) 868-5300 or email us online for help from a disability attorney in Georgetown.

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