Wonder what they mean on that chart by “Federal Supplemental Security Income?” Is that Social Security disability or something else?
I am pretty sure that is SSI, paid out to those that have not paid into Social Security or not paid in enough. It is a needs base program, some but not all are disabled- but for some reason is paid out of Social Security. Some think it is the main reason Social Security is running out of money.
SSDI is the one that is for people who have paid into Social Security and worked enough to qualify for benefits before becoming too disabled to work. From what I hear it is easy to get on SSI, nearly impossible to get SSDI, makes sense since every thing is upside down these days.
I think we are supposed to be confused about that, it is like calling illegal aliens immigrants. Muddies the water so people don’t wonder why this is paid out of Social Security monies.
“Wonder what they mean on that chart by Federal Supplemental Security Income? Is that Social Security disability or something else?”
It’s SSI vs. SSD. SSI has gotten to be so close to SSD now they are interchangeable.