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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Two Programs, One Goal

Social Security Administration pays for disability under two programs: Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income.

Under Social Security Disability is an insurance program that pays to you, the members who have paid for Social Security taxes and have worked long enough under the Social Security rules, benefits for your disabilities. Under the same program your adult child may also qualify for benefits on your earnings record with the Social Security if your adult child sustained disability that started before the age of 22.

On the other hand, the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program pays benefits also to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. Other than those disabled, SSI also grants benefits to people who are at least 65 years of age even without disabilities so long as they meet the limited financial conditions set forth by the program.

If you or any of your family members is disabled, you can file application under either of the two programs established to support your condition. It is not that difficult to file under one of the programs because for most people, the medical requirements for disability payments under both programs are the same as also with the determination of disability.

If you are disabled and with limited income, apply now for the benefits under any of the two programs to which you may be eligible. These programs are made to help you get back on track to a healthier and brighter future.