When people in Pennsylvania need Social Security disability benefits, it is often because they are unable to work. They often suffer from a serious disability that impedes many aspects of their life. While people who were able to work at one time may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, others will not qualify for that program. They may not have enough work credits because of a lack of work history to qualify for SSDI.
In these cases, people may want to consider Supplemental Security Income. The SSI program is for disabled people who cannot work and have very limited resources. This program can help these individuals get the income they need to survive. A variety of people can qualify for the program including disabled children, disabled adults, blind children and adults and people over the age of 65.