Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)


Aging Out of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT)

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) coverage offered through the Medicaid program has played an important and unique role for low-income children with disabilities. This Issue Brief from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation discusses the implications for youth with disabilities when they become adults and lose their EPSDT benefits and how recent changes to the Deficit Reduction Act give states an opportunity to increase the availability of services that allow people with disabilities to lead as normal a life as possible as they move into adulthood. Available in PDF (14 pages, 490 KB).

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers. Based on your answers to questions, this tool will list benefits for which you might be eligible and tell you more information about how to qualify and apply.

Benefits For People With Disabilities

Government website that explains The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs, the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

Jonathan Ginsberg Social Security Disability

ssdRadio was created in March, 2006 by Jonathan Ginsberg in Atlanta, Georgia. Jonathan is a practicing Social Security lawyer and an Internet marketing consultant.

New York State Education Department Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

As VESID works with individuals in New York who are on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI - Title II) or SSI (SSI - Title XVI), it is important to recognize the employment supports and options available to them. VESID can receive payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for those individuals who achieve employment with earnings at a substantial level as defined by SSA. Specific policy provisions for SSDI/SSI participants, benefits counseling, the Ticket to Work Program and other strategies can be coordinated to improve employment outcomes.

PASS Plan Help

Remember, a PASS Plan is a disability resource from Social Security that pays for items over and above the funding you can receive from these other organizations; even if you think they are covering the cost 100%. Are they covering things like car payments, car insurance, childcare, food while in school, etc? A PASS Plan Can!!!


A Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) allows a person with a disability to set aside otherwise countable income and/or resources for a specific period of time in order to achieve a work goal. Any person who receives SSI benefits,or who might qualify for SSI, or any person receives SSDI(or a similar benefit) and could qualify for SSI, may be able to have a PASS. There is no limit to the number of successful PASS plans a person may use in a lifetime.

Within this web site you will find a detailed explanation of the PASS program as well as a helpful tutorial on completing the application including an online version of the form that can be printed or saved.

Social Security Work Incentives: A Manual for Social Security Work Incentives Training

It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist to Understand and Use Social Security Work Incentives: A Manual for Social Security Work Incentives Training. This training manual from the Rural Institute at the University of Montana, provides a basic overview of Work Incentives and their parent programs. Work Incentives covered include Trial Work Period and Extended Period Eligibility, as well as the Blind Work Incentives and Plans for Achieving Self Support.

The Red Book - A Guide to Work Incentives

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.