Basics of Social Security Disability Insurance

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law that added the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to the other programs offered by the Social Security Administration. Initially, SSDI benefits were provided to disabled workers between the age of 50 and 65. Our current system includes greatly expanded coverage for disabled workers of all…

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Social Security Disability Insurance by the Numbers

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is part of the United States government. You probably already know that, though. The agency was created when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office in 1935. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are only two of the programs administered by the SSA. The programs are…

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