Medical ImpairmentsMental Disorders, Musculoskeletal System, Special Senses and Speech, Respiratory Disorders, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, Kidney Disorders, Hematological Disorders, Skin Disorders, Endocrine Disorders , Congenital Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Cancer, Immune System Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Degenerative Disc Disease.
Social Security DisabilitySocial Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit paid to individuals who have worked long enough to earn enough work credits. In addition, the individual has to have a medical condition or combination of medical conditions that prevents the individual from performing their past work and any other work full time in the national economy. The impairment/s must last for at least 12 months and longer or is expected to end in death.
Supplemental Security IncomeSupplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability program where an individual has not worked in the past or did not obtain enough work credits. To be eligible for SSI an individual must be disabled or blind or age 65 and have limited income and limited resources. The individual must be a US citizen or lawfully qualified alien resident.
Individuals who are entitled to SSDI may also be entitled to SSI as a supplement to their monthly SSDI benefit if the amount is lower than the federal SSI benefit rate.
Disabled Adult Child BenefitsDisabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC) are for individuals that have a disability that began before age 22 and their parent is deceased or starts receiving either retirement benefits or disability benefits. Social Security consider this a “child’s benefit” because it is paid on a parents Social Security earnings record. The disabled adult child does not have to have an earnings history and does not have to be low income.
Disabled Children BenefitsDisabled children can receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Children younger than 18 years old can qualify if they have a medical condition or combination of impairments that meet Social Security’s Listing of Impairments or meets Social Security’s 6 domains of functioning. In addition the child’s caretakers living in the same household must have no income or income that fall within the eligibility limits.
Social Security Disabled Survivors BenefitsA person may be eligible for benefits based on a deceased workers earnings if they worked long enough.
Who can get Survivor Benefits?
Widows and Widowers
A widow or widower can receive benefits: At age 60 or older. At age 50 or older if disabled. Or at any age if they take care of a child of the deceased who is younger than age 16 or disabled.
Divorced Widows and Widowers
A divorced widow or widower can receive benefits: At age 60 or older if the marriage to the deceased lasted at least 10 years. At age 50 or older if disabled and the marriage to the deceased lasted at least 10 years. Or at any age if they take care of a child of the deceased who is younger than age 16 or disabled.
Unmarried children can receive benefits if they are: Younger than age 18 (or up to age 19 if they are attending elementary or secondary school full time). or any age and were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled.
Parents age 62 or older who received at least one-half support from the deceased can receive benefits.