Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income
In easy-to-understand, everyday language we'll answer all your questions about Social Security Disability (SSD aka SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our articles and unique question-and-answer forum focus on what matters most to disabled individuals and their families.
Our articles, grouped by general category, describe the application process including when and how to file a claim, how to avoid common mistakes and how to get help. We explain how eligibility is determined, how to improve chances of approval, how to overturn a denial, and what to expect at a hearing. We also provide key information on topics that matter after you win approval including calculation of benefits, when and how much you can work when a representative payee is needed, and whether your family can receive benefits.
Several additional articles explain how SSI differs from SSD and how SSI can provide benefits for disabled children and adults who have limited income and assets.