Financial Literacy: Increasing Your Knowledge to Take Charge of Your FinancesThe Association of People Supporting Employment First
Often due to misinformation, or lack of information, people who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), their family members and service providers often believe the individual cannot save or their benefits will be lost. Understanding the differences between the two benefits is key to understanding the options available.
This curriculum—designed for direct support professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families—offers four separate lessons that describe the options available to a person who receives SSI and for a person who receives SSDI. If the individual receives both, then the information in the lesson for people on SSI would be the one to explore. Viewers may be surprised to learn there are actually a number of options available to people who receive Social Security Disability benefits!