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Tips When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two types of disability programs run by the Social Security Administration :
- A "work history" disability program (SSDI = Social Security Disability Insurance)
- A need-based disability program (SSI = Supplemental Security Insurance)
Of the two programs, SSDI is the more flexible in that you can receive benefits regardless of your income and assets. SSI payments are limited based on your income and assets. Also, under SSI, you must report changes in your living arrangements and income.
However, to qualify for SSDI, you must have a sufficient work history. For example, someone age 50 must have worked at least seven years, with five years of recent work. For someone age 27, you would need three years of work out of the past six years.
- Tips When Applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits
- Work Credits and Eligibility for Social Security Disability
- When is a child entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits based on disability?
- What events must you report to the Social Security Administration?
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- Who qualifies for disability determinations?
- Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2009
- Child Benefit Qualifications
- How Does Drug Addiction Affect My SSDI Claim?
- What are the types of disability protection under Social Security?
- When do disabled workers' benefits end?
- Spouse's application status for social security disability
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