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What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

HomeSocial Security Disability InsuranceWhat is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) is introduced for the workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or because of impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death within a year and pays them monthly benefits.

It is part of the Social Security program that pays retirement benefits to a vast majority of older Americans

and the benefits are based on the disabled worker’s past earnings and

are paid to the disabled worker and/or to his/her dependent family members.

To be eligible for insurance a disabled worker must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security.

8.6 million

In 2011, 8.6 million disabled workers received benefits from this insurance.

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