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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available in certain circumstances.  The applicant must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security and have a condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability.  Monthly cash benefits are generally paid to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability and continue until the applicant can return to work.  Various special rules, or "work incentives," provide continued benefits and health care coverage to help applicants transition back to work.

To learn more about how these terms are defined and other eligibility requirements, please visit the Social Security Administration Disability Insurance (SSDI) Eligibility page.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Overpayment

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.