What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

SSDI is short for Social Security Disability Insurance. In general, SSDI pays monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. After a 24-month waiting period, SSDI eligibility allows you to receive Medicare benefits even if you are under age 65.

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What benefits are available through Social Security Disability Income?
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