When you develop a long-term disability that takes away your ability to work, you can get assistance from Social Security lawyers to claim benefits from the government. The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two programs for this purpose: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
There are many people who don’t distinguish between SSI and SSDI and this is understandable. After all, they do have similarities, such as in how they determine medical eligibility. It is important to understand, though, that they are completely distinct programs.