Available Social Security Benefits

There are five kinds of Social Security Disability benefits available:

  • Disability Insurance Benefits are the most common kind of disability benefit.   Social Security Disability is a benefit received from the Social Security Administration by disabled workers (who have worked enough to be insured) and in some cases their dependents, similar to those received by retired workers.  (Social Security Administration calculates the monthly dollar amount of SSDI benefits paid on an individual basis).
  • Disabled Widow’s and Widower’s Benefits are paid to people who are at least 50 years old and who became disabled within a certain amount of time after the death of their spouse. The deceased spouse must have worked enough under Social Security to be insured.
  • Disabled Adult Child Benefits are paid to the children of people who are deceased, disabled or retired under Social Security. The child must have become disabled before age 22. For people who’ve applied for Disability Insurance Benefits, Disabled Widow’s or Widower’s Benefits and Disabled Adult Child benefits, whether they are rich or poor is irrelevant.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are paid to poor and disabled people, whether or not they’ve ever worked.
  • SSI child’s disability benefits are paid to children under the age of 18 who are disabled.

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