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In the last month, we have talked about a couple of important topics when it comes to Social Security disability insurance. We talked about how the disability onset date is an incredibly important factor in your case. We talked about how there are slight, but critical, differences in Social Security disability (SSD) claims and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims.
SSDI refers to Social Security Disability insurance, often called "SSD" or Social Security disability benefits. There are a variety of names and acronyms, but they all refer to the same thing. SSI, or Supplemental Security Insurance, is very similar to SSD, but people qualify for SSI under different terms. This is the biggest factor that differentiates between SSD and SSI.