Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) provides benefits to disabled or blind persons who are “insured” by workers’ contributions to the Social Security trust fund. These contributions are based on your earnings (or those of your spouse or parents) as required by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). Title II of the Social Security Act authorizes SSDI benefits. Your dependents may also be eligible for benefits from your earnings record.  If you are awarded Orlando Florida Social Security Disability benefits, you will be eligible to receive Medicare twenty-four months after the first month for which you are paid.  So think two years after your alleged onset date (AOD) of disability.  If you are not sure what your AOD is, call your Disability Resolution, P.A. SSI/SSDI attorney, and they will walk you through what your AOD is, and how your backpay will work.