Disabled individuals need assistance, and thanks to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs which are some of the largest Federal programs that aid people with disability, they can finally receive the help they need. Yes, these two programs have many differences, but they are both fulfilled through the Social Security Administration, and people who are disabled and meet their medical standards are the only ones who can receive benefits from the programs.
The Social Security Disability Insurance is responsible for giving benefits to disabled individuals and particular family members under the condition that you are “insured” which is when you have worked for a specific amount of time and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income gives benefits to qualifying individuals based on financial need.
When applying for these programs your medical history and additional information will be sought and reviewed to decide whether you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
If your application has been denied, there are options to help appeal your denial of disability benefits.
- If your request was denied due to medical ineligibility, simply complete and file the necessary Appeal Request and Appeal Disability Report which is located on the official Social Security Administration government website. This disability report requires your updated medical information including any conditions and treatments you’ve received, tests or doctor visits since your denial.
- If your application was denied for non-medical reasons, contact your local Social Security Office to request the review of your application.