What If I Haven’t Worked Long Enough to Get Social Security Disability?

by Staff Blogger | September 23rd, 2015

If a medical condition, illness, or injury prevents you from working for longer than one year, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system long enough to receive these benefits.

This leaves many disabled Americans asking about their options if they haven’t earned enough credits to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Nashville Social Security Disability lawyers at Ponce Law explain one of the best resources available to citizens is another program offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Supplemental Security Income is available to anyone with a disability and limited resources for income. To be eligible, you must make less than a certain amount of money per month and be:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Blind or vision impaired
  • Suffering from a disability lasting longer than one year or resulting in death

If you think you may qualify for benefits, you can take a more detailed look at the Supplemental Security Income eligibility requirements on the SSA website.

At Ponce Law, we have seen the impact financial assistance can have on the lives of those with disabilities, and we hope this information is useful in helping you to get the benefits you need.