86 thoughts on “Things to Think About Before Applying for Disability Benefits  

  1. I haved lost my hearing totally causing. Me all. kinds of inconviniesess for work my condition is from severe to profound making me depress not able to function normally. Plus also my ciatic nerves giving problems too as hernic disc got bad and got
    recommended by the Dr that saw not to do hard work due to pain at the lower back and numbness and burning sensations on my left leg so I wonder if I qualify for disability . The

    • Hi Cesar. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. If you think you may be eligible to receive disability benefits and would like to apply, you can use our online application.

      For more information visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” web page on disability. Thanks!

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