The Social Security Administration runs several programs that provide financial assistance to people in need, not only in Ohio but across the nation. Among the most commonly used of these are Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, and Social Security Disability Insurance, which sometimes goes by the abbreviations SSD or SSDI. According to the National Council on Aging, they are similar in that they provide benefits partly on the basis of long-term disability. Between that and the similarities between their abbreviations, it is understandable that you may confuse the two. As a matter of fact, however, they are significantly different in other respects.
As an Ohio resident who has been injured or disabled to the point of being unable to work, there are still financial options available that can allow you to support yourself. Today, Manring & Farrell will discuss one of them: supplemental security income.