Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security consists of several different plans. The main ones are Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI), which provide benefits when a worker retires, become disabled, or is killed. Unlike workers’ compensation benefits, the workers’ disability or death does not have to be job-related in order for the worker or his family to be entitled to Social Security benefits. Social Security also provides health insurance through Medicare, discussed later in this section.
You must not be able to earn substantial income, be an American citizen and have worked at least 5 out of the last 10 years then you probably are insured. If you are not insured then you may be eligible for SSI benefits which don’t require payment into the system but do have low income and asset requirements. Call to day and we can help you determine if you are eligible for either of these benefits.