What is Social Security Disability Insurance?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit that is tied to the social security retirement program and is available to those who contribute to social security for many years. This program pays monthly benefits to workers who become disabled before they reach retirement age and are no longer able to work.
Applicants need to understand that SSDI benefits are for total disability only. Applicants with partial disability or short-term disability claims are not eligible for benefits.