Social Security Disability and You
There are two types of disability available through the Social Security Administration, The first is Social Security Disability. The second is Supplemental Security Income.
To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain work requirements (meaning that you must have a certain number of work credits from previous employment).
To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain income requirements (you must have a limited income and limited resources available). You do not have to meet the prior work requirements for SSI. Children with a disability are also eligible for SSI payments.
In order to be considered disabled you must meet the following requirements:
•You must not be able to perform the work you did before;
• You must not be able to adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
•Your disability must have lasted or be expected to last for at least 12 months or to result in death.