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Disability benefits with short work record

Disability benefits with short work record

February 18, 2010 by admin

Based on information provided, it may be difficult to qualify for disability benefits.

The number of work credits you need to qualify for disability benefits depends on your age when you become disabled. Generally, you need 40 credits, 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years.

http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dqualify2.htm

Note you may qualify for Social Security retirement benefits based on your (former) spouse's work record. However, if you remarry, you will likely lose benefits based on your (former) spouse's record.

You may wish to obtain a copy of your Social Security work record to see your records and potential benefits.

http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/

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