There are some misconceptions about the government disability programs that carry similar sounding acronyms. In this post, we will explain the distinctions between SSDI and SSI. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) When you earn income, you pay self-employment or payroll taxes that go toward future eligibility for government benefits for seniors. There is a retirement credit system that is utilized for standardization purposes. During the current calendar year, you get one credit for … [Read more...] about SSI vs. SSDI: Are There Any Differences?