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Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hbic, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. hbic

    hbic New Member

    What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?

    Answer
    This is confusing to a lot of people because both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration.

    Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a program financed through general tax revenues-not through Social Security trust funds. SSI disability benefits are paid to people who have a disability and who don't own much or have a lot of income.

    Social Security disability insurance is a program that workers, employers and the self-employed pay for with their Social Security taxes. You qualify for these benefits based on your work history, and the amount of your benefit is based on your earnings.

  2. hbic

    hbic New Member

    What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?

    Answer
    This is confusing to a lot of people because both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration.

    Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a program financed through general tax revenues-not through Social Security trust funds. SSI disability benefits are paid to people who have a disability and who don't own much or have a lot of income.

    Social Security disability insurance is a program that workers, employers and the self-employed pay for with their Social Security taxes. You qualify for these benefits based on your work history, and the amount of your benefit is based on your earnings.