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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Social Security Disability (SSDI) is funded by employment tax. Since it is supported by the employment tax and not by the general tax fund, it is not awarded to every person in need rather only to the eligible workers, and their families could benefit. It depends on the earnings of a worker.

ADULT SSI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  is provided to the people who have low income or no income, blind or 65 and older. 

CHILD SSI

Children under the age of 18 may qualify for SSI. They must meet the definition of a disability, and have low or no income. The income must meet SSA income limits. Each state's income amount may vary.

DISABLED WIDOW BENEFITS

You are entitled to a widow(er)'s insurance benefits on a worker's Social Security record if the following conditions are met:

  • You are either (1) age 60 or over; or (2) at least age 50 but not age 60 and disabled and you meet the disability-related requirements. Note: There are additional requirements. 

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Is a system that functions to provide benefits to retired persons. The system runs on contributions of employers and employees that are made monthly. The system sets a percentage of workers' income that is to be submitted every month by employers.  

OVER PAYMENTS

The amount receivable is usually fixed for a month, but an overpayment is made in certain circumstances. The extra payment that is received for the same period is an overpayment. In other words, the amount received more than the amount you should have is an overpayment.

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