Definitions for "Social Security Disability Income"
Available to individuals have a work history (or are the child or widow of insured) and are no longer able to work due to disability.
is for individuals who worked and are "insured" by the Social Security taxes (F.I.C.A.) that are withheld from their earnings to replace part of a person's earnings upon retirement, disability, or for survivors when a worker dies. If insured workers (and, in some cases, their dependents or survivors) become disabled, they may become eligible for SSDI benefits. The amount received is dependent upon how many years an individual has worked and the individual must apply to determine if (s)he is eligible for benefits. 67  See also entitlements.
A federal assistance program for disabled people who have paid Social Security taxes or are dependents of people who have paid.