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Social Security Common Questions

  • What is Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)?
  • What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
  • What are Social Security Retirement benefits?
  • What should I do if I receive a notification of overpayment for SSDI?
  • What should I do if I receive a notification of overpayment for SSI?

What is Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)?
Social Security Disability (SSDI) provides income for certain disabled workers that meet various criteria, including working in jobs covered by Social Security, meeting specific definitions of disability, and more. More information available here.

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Social Security administers this program. We pay monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Blind or disabled children may also get SSI. More information available here.

What are Social Security Retirement benefits?
Social Security Retirement benefits were created to help older Americans live after a lifetime of work. To qualify for these benefits, participants must meet certain earnings requirements. More information available here.

What should I do if I receive a notification of overpayment for SSDI?
If you have received a notice regarding overpayment of your SSDI benefits from the Social Security Administration, this classroom can provide you with information about the notice and how to respond.  Readers who prefer Spanish can review the same information in this classroom.

What should I do if I receive a notification of overpayment for SSI?
If the Social Security Administration has contacted you regarding an overpayment,  this video can assist you in filing an appeal.  This classroom provides the information in a written format. Spanish readers can access information in this classroom