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What are SSA and VA Disability Benefits?


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs that provide assistance to those with disabilities. SSDI pays benefits to you and certain family members, and SSI pays benefits to adults and children with disabilities who have little to no income. SSDI pays benefits if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

SSDI is typically the most common Social Security Disability that is referred to when discussing Social Security benefits. SSI helped provide money for basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. You can receive back pay for an SSA Disability case back to the date of your onset date, with a max of 12 months before you file your claim. For SSI, the back pay goes back to the date of application.

VA Disability

VA disability is a monthly, tax-free compensation to Veterans who have an injury or illness related to the service. Those who suffer a service-related injury or disease may be entitled to VA disability compensation. If you have physical or mental health conditions that developed before, during, or after service, you may qualify for VA disability benefits. The degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from physical conditions or illnesses. The rates of VA disability compensation can range from $133 to $34,00 every month.

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