Social Security Disability also known as SSD or SSDI and SSI which is the acronym for Supplemental Security income programs administered by the Social Security Administration. These programs have some things in common, but they are more different than they are alike.
Medical Definition of Disability
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) use the same criteria for determining whether a person is medically eligible for benefits. In order to be eligible for benefits medically a person’s condition, illness, or injury must significantly limit your ability to do basic work activities—such as walking, sitting, and remembering—for at least one year. The listing of impairments for adults and children is also the same for both programs.
Differences between the Programs
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Other Similarities between the Programs
The rights to appeal and the appeals process is the same for both programs. You have the right to appeal any decision made in your case. Your case is also subject to a disability review if there is a potential that your condition will improve regardless of which program pays your benefits.