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5 things you should know about applying for disability benefits

Social Security Disability benefits sound simple enough. If you can't work, they help cover the costs. In an ideal world, you can eventually get back in the workforce, but they're there for you when you'll be out for a significant amount of time.

Is there a difference between SSDI and SSI?

Americans can receive either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). What these two programs have in common is that both provide a supplemental income to individuals who cannot work due to medical disability. However, SSI and SSDI are intended for two very different populations.