Social Security disability benefits provide financial help to individuals who have been unable to work for at least a year due to a serious medical condition. Our Social Security disability attorney fights in order to secure your benefits. There are two federal programs for obtaining disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. Social Security disability insurance benefits (SSDI) are available to individuals who have a previous work history and have earned sufficient work credits. Individuals who meet stated income guidelines receive Supplemental security income (SSI). In addition, disability benefits can be available to spouses and children.