Social Security Disability
Social Security is a federal government program that provides income support to people who are unemployed, disabled or over the age of 65. Social Security Disability pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured", meaning that you worked long enough and paid social security taxes.
SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a federal income supplement program designed to help aged, blind and disabled individuals who have little or no income. SSI also provides income to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. Qualification for SSI is not dependent upon your work history, but does require that the claimant be income qualified.