Benefits For People With Disabilities

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Authored By: Social Security Administration



The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. 

Last Review and Update: Jan 21, 2021
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