Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Resources

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the two largest Federal programs providing assistance to people with disabilities.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)

SSD pays benefits to you and certain members of your family, provided you are “insured”. In this case, being “insured” means that you have worked long enough and in occupations where you paid Social Security taxes.

Supplemental Security Income

SSI pays benefits based on financial need.

The Social Security Online website has a wealth of information regarding these programs. For more information, please visit: www.ssa.gov/disability/

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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