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What Are the Differences Between SSD and SSI?

The Social Security Administration oversees two different benefit programs for which disabled Americans might qualify: Social Security disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Here’s how each works: Social Security disability insurance — As the name implies, SSD (or SSDI) is an insurance policy in the event you become disabled. You pay into the program through… Read More »

Pennsylvania Allows Direct Social Security Disability Appeals

In many states, when the Social Security Administration denies your application for Social Security disability benefits, you must file for a “reconsideration.” This process, also known as a “paper review,” is nothing more than a replay of your first application: you submit your forms and paperwork again to the same office, but a different disability… Read More »