In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or “SSDI”, you will have had to worked a certain number of years to earn enough credits to qualify. Qualifying for Social Security Disability is based on credits outlined by the Social Security Administration.
If you become disabled and cannot work for a year or more and you are 24 years old or younger, usually the Social Security Administration determines that you must have worked for a year-and-a-half (six credits) out of the past three years before you became disabled.
Disabilities that beset workers between the ages of 24 and 30 require credits for at least half of the time while that worker was 21 years old until they sustain or were diagnosed with their disability.
Workers aged 31 and over need to have worked at least five years in order to qualify for disability benefits under the Social Security Administration. The credits required and corresponding years of work are outlined per age below.
For more information on work and Social Security credits, visit the Social Security Administration’s pamphlet. Or, you can contact the NYC social security disability lawyers at The Perecman Firm for a free review of your case to learn if you have enough work credits to qualify for benefits. We provide free case evaluations!
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