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The Social Security Administration offers programs for people with disabilities, called the Social Security (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs. 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 who meet specific medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
The following are links to different sections of the Social Security Administration's Web site about benefits for children and adults with disabilities.
- Apply for Disability Benefits
- Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
- Benefits for Children with Disabilities
- Benefits Query Planning Handbook
- Disability Benefits
- Disability Planner
- Direct Express (to request monthly benefits on a prepaid debit card)
- How the disability Appeals Process works
- Internet Appeal (to appeal a disability decision)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Spotlights
- The Red Book: A Summary Guide to Employment Support for People with Disabilities Under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs
- Working While Disabled — How We Can Help