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Disability Benefits 2024: Navigating SSDI & SSI


Join OneOp at 11:00 AM ET, February 7, 2024 on The ABCs of Disability Benefits as we unravel the complexities of disability benefits and financial support, providing Extension professionals with essential knowledge to navigate this crucial aspect of social welfare. Discover how Social Security can assist individuals when faced with an extended inability to work due to a medical condition or when a child is coping with a challenging impairment affecting daily life.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two disability-focused programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While both programs aim to provide financial support for disabilities, they differ in work requirements and financial eligibility criteria. Eligibility for SSDI and SSI is determined by meeting strict criteria related to the nature and extent of the disability, along with limitations on income and resources.

Rhonda Romero, Public Affair Specialist for SSA, will distinguish between SSDI and SSI, providing a clear understanding of each program's purpose and eligibility criteria. Additionally, she will review the latest program changes set to take effect in 2024, ensuring participants are up to date with the most recent developments. Delving deeper, the webinar will shed light on non-medical requirements crucial for eligibility, offering insights into the holistic evaluation process. Lastly, participants will gain valuable knowledge about the basic income and resource requirements essential for qualifying for SSI, empowering them to navigate the intricacies of Social Security benefits with confidence.

Join us on this enlightening journey to enhance your understanding of Social Security and its diverse components. Register to join here.


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