For many people, disability seems like an abstract concept, something that won't ever affect them. But the odds of becoming disabled are greater than you think. One in four people who are 20 years old right now will become disabled before they turn 67, so it's important to know there are resources available if the unthinkable happens.
The federally-run Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two main types of benefits for people with disabilities: Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). While you may have heard these terms used interchangeably - or under the blanket term "Social Security" - they're actually two individual programs designed to meet specific goals.