What is Social Security Disability?
Learn how Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide benefits when you can’t work because of sickness or injury
Many people in Michigan are unable to work because of sickness or injury, yet they’re not aware that there is federal financial help available.
The Social Security Administration manages various programs that provide disability benefits to individuals in Michigan who cannot work. Below is information about what help might be available to you.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
The first program that you should know about is called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Eligibility is based upon your past earnings record.
In 2011, an individual receives one credit for each $1,120 of earnings, up to a maximum of four credits per year.
The amount of credits that you need to qualify will depend upon your age. Generally, if you have worked between five and 10 years, you will be eligible for SSDI.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The second program is called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and eligibility is based upon financial need. Even if you have never worked, you may still qualify for SSI if certain asset and income restrictions are met.
Individuals with $2,000 or more in resources will not qualify. Couples with $3,000 or more in resources will not qualify. The home you live in, household goods and personal effects, and one automobile are not counted as resources to disqualify you from receiving SSI.
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