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Social Security Disability Benefits FAQ

When is a person considered disabled by Social Security Disability?

To be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a person must have an impairment, either medical, psychological, or psychiatric in nature, which meets the definition of disability.

What is the difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

Both SSI and SSDI disability programs offer cash benefits for disabled individuals, but the financial eligibility requirements are very different.

Who determines whether I’m disabled?

Claims examiners at the state disability determination agency decide whether you are medically eligible for Social Security disability or SSI.

What kind of evidence is used to evaluate and decide my Disability Benefit Claim?

For a Social Security disability case, medical evidence takes many forms, including physician treatment notes, mental health records, bloodwork panels, and imaging results.