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Making an Application for Disability or SSI Benefits


SSDI stands for social security disability insurance, which is also known as social security disability, and also by the acronyms ssd and rsdi (retirement, survivors, and disability insurance). SSDI is very closely related to SSI, which stands for supplemental security income, and, in fact, an ssdi disability application is handled in exactly the same manner as an SSI disability application.

How do you go about making an application for social security disability benefits? If you are disabled and unable to work, you should contact your nearest social security office as soon as possible. This is literally all you need to get the ball rolling for an disability application.

Once you get someone on the line, simply inform them that you need to file for disability benefits. That by itself get the application process started. At that point, arrangements will be made for you to be interviewed either at a local social security office, or, perhaps more conveniently, over the phone.

Whether your disability application will be for SSDI (social security disability insurance) or SSI will be determined by the social security office (meaning you will have no control over this).

How does this determination get made? If the disability application is for a minor, it will be for SSI. If the disability application is for an adult who has worked but has an insufficient number of work credits to quality for SSDI, it will also be for SSI. However, if the disability application is made by an individual who has paid a sufficient amount into the "system", meaning that they have achieved insured status, the application will be for SSDI, most commonly referred to as social security disability.









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