Social Security disability as a self-employed worker

Social Security disability as a self-employed worker

March 16, 2012 by admin

First, you'll need to have sufficient work history to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Your time as a self-employed worker certainly will count, as will other time spent as an employee, if applicable. See here for qualification rules :

http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/credits3.htm

Note that even after you qualify for disability, there is a five month waiting period before you'll receive money :

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/151

Social Security may look more closely at disability claims for self-employed workers. See here for guidance :

https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0410510025