My name is Miriam Bravo and work for John J. Borsos PC since 2010 as an accountant.
During these years I have been working closely to the clients to make sure that they are getting their benefits as it was estimated.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability are Federal and State programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. These two programs are different but, 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.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits based in work history, while Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on your financial need.
The maximum benefit that you can get this year within the Supplemental Security Income is $721.00, while for Social Security Disability Insurance the benefit is based in your yearly income.
Be careful and do not get confuse and assume that you are going to get the same benefits that your friend or acquaintance is getting, because people no always qualify for the same program.