A Primer on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is there for American worker’s who become disabled before reaching their full retirement age. SSDI is a program designed to provide only a portion of the income the disabled person was previously receiving from employment, essentially providing some income to those who lose their ability to work and earn. The criteria for eligibility are somewhat strict, and working and having income while on SSDI can cause you to lose it, but the SSDI program is an important insurance benefit earned by those who work and pay into the Social Security program through FICA or self-employment taxes. The base criteria for eligibility, and the amount of benefit the average disabled person receives, are explained in this article by Anthony Russo in The U.S. Sun. Click here to read more.
Also, if you’re unsure about your individual situation under Social Security or have questions about your personal benefit entitlements, note that the AMAC Foundation provides an independent free-to-the-public Social Security Advisory service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…