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The ABCs of Disability Benefits: Your Guide to SSDI & SSI in 2024

The ABCs of Disability Benefits: Your Guide to SSDI & SSI in 2024

About This Webinar:

What happens when you’re not able to work for an extended period of time due to a medical condition? What about a child dealing with an issue that impairs her/his day-to-day function? Social Security may be able to help! The Social Security Administration oversees two disability-centric initiatives: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both programs aim to furnish financial aid to those contending with disabilities, but each has its own criteria for work requirements and financial eligibility. While SSDI and SSI diverge in their operational nuances, eligibility hinges on meeting stringent criteria pertaining to the nature and extent of the disability, coupled with limitations on income and resources. During this session, participants will learn more about SSDI and SSI as well as gain information and resources to help navigate the complex landscape of disability benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the differences between SSI and SSDI.
  • Review new program changes taking effect in 2024.
  • Recognize non-medical requirements.
  • Identify basic income and resource requirements for SSI.


Rhonda Romero

Public Affairs Specialist
Social Security Administration (SSA)

Rhonda Romero began her career with Social Security Administration in 2001 as a Supplemental Security Income Claims Representative. In 2014 she became the Public Affairs Specialist for New Mexico and part of West Texas. Rhonda serves on SSA’s National Alaska Native and American Indian Committee and Dallas Regional Native American Workgroup. Rhonda is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she currently resides.

Continuing education credit is available.

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