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Who qualifies for disability determinations?
We make disability determinations for:
Insured individuals who apply for disability benefits or for a period of disability (as described in Chapter 5);
Widow(er)s and children who qualify because of relationship to an insured worker;
Adults who qualify and apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability payments;
Children under age 18 who qualify and apply for SSI disability payments (see §517).
This Chapter explains generally how the terms and requirements in Chapter 5 pertain to evaluating disability. It also covers what evidence is needed to make a disability determination.
Last Revised: Jul. 26, 2005
- How is "disability" defined for establishing a period of disability?
- Definition of disability for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) children's benefits?
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- Are established periods of disability excluded when benefits are computed?
- How is "disability" defined for determining entitlement for disabled widow(er)'s benefits?
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Income Benefits
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- What is a "period of disability?"
- What are the types of disability protection under Social Security?
- When can you receive widow(er)'s benefits based on disability?
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
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