Social Security Disability Insurance Law and Legal Definition

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal insurance program of the U.S. government. It is managed by the Social Security Administration and is designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed.

To receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance, a claimant must have earned a minimum amount of wages within a specified period preceding the application. The claimant must be totally disabled and due to a physical or mental impairment, the claimant must be unable to perform any meaningful job in the national economy.