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:

Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

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.

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Cure JM supports families, patients, and the juvenile myositis research community.