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What ‘s the difference between “SSID” and “SSDI”?

SSID, or SSI, is the way some people refer to “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability” benefits. SSI disability benefits are paid to people who have limited incomes and resources. SSDI is the way some people refer to “Social Security Disability Insurance” benefits. Social Security disability benefits go to people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a long enough time to be covered by Social Security. Some people qualify for both “SSI” and “SSDI” if their Social Security benefit is low enough for them to receive SSI. To learn more about Social Security and SSI, visit

Submitted by Rita Meier, Nevada Public Affairs Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Posted in: FAQ, General

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