The Social Security Administration provides benefits to disabled people through several disability programs. RSDI is an insurance program paying benefits to workers who have paid into the Social Security trust fund through (FICA) taxes. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program providing financial aid to disabled people who meet low-income guidelines. SSI program benefits are available to the disabled regardless of their employment history. To qualify for either disability payment, you must prove that you cannot work due to a medical condition that is expected to last for a minimum of a year, or is terminal. While an estimated 6.5 million people received Social Security benefits last year, many first time applicants were denied and others had their benefits terminated. Our legal expertise can guide you through the disability process from initial application through appeals. Let our experience with the Social Security system ease your way through Social Security’s complex rules and regulations.