The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) program. A portion of an individual's earnings or payroll taxes fund gets withdrawn from their paycheck. The SSA divides these funds among applicants depending on whether they meet eligibility requirements.
The newest federal budget proposal, once again, takes aim at Social Security reform.
For years, your family has lived off of your spouse's income. Then, suddenly, that income ends. Your spouse suffers an injury or contracts an illness that leaves them disabled.