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Are You “Insured” With Social Security Disability Insurance?
Posted in: Social Security Disability on July 28th, 2011

The two main government programs for those who are looking to receive assistance from the government due to disability are Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.  While both programs deal with the receiving of benefits and both programs have the same application process, they are very different.

SSDI What’s The Difference?

For Social Security Disability Insurance, you need to have a level of “insurance” that those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income do not have.  Of course, this is not “insurance” in the traditional sense of the word, but more that you have spent at least a portion of your life paying taxes as a member of the workforce.  Those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance typically have been fully well at some point in their lives, but then were stricken with illness or injury to the point where they could no longer function as a normal part of the workforce.  Due to the fact that all income is taxed, these individuals have “insured” themselves and thus have access to Social Security Disability Insurance.  Much of the money that individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance get is proportional to the amount of taxes that they have paid into the system over the course of their working life.

Those who receive Supplemental Security Income, on the other hand, tend to have been unable to work for their entire lives.  These individuals are not “insured” under Social Security Disability Insurance and thus are ineligible for the program.  Conversely, if you have worked for the majority of your life, you are “insured” and this are ineligible for Supplemental Security income.  Know your “insurance” status before applying to either of these programs!

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