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Social Security Administration


People with a severe, medically determinable disability which is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death are eligible for social security. People who have worked and paid into the system are usually eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. The amount received is based on how much was paid in. There are no resource limitations, only limitations on earned income. People without adequate work history who do not have assets are eligible for Supplemental Security Income or SSI. Eligibility for SSI rests on both a determination of disability like SSDI plus proven poverty. This is a means tested program with restrictions on both income and assets. To learn more about the SSA program, visit

Sometimes when people try to work they end up getting an over-payment letter. To see a great video from Colorado Legal Services explaining what to do if you have an overpayment, visit the following link.

Some people have a private disability insurance policy for income security. People that work for the state or federal government for an extended time have access to other programs if they become unable to work due to disability.

CCDC advocates for programs and policies that make returning to work easier and less confusing.

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