Social Security Disability Benefits 2019-12-02T11:36:12-07:00

There are two types of social security benefits you may be eligible for based on disability or blindness:

SSDI

To qualify:

Must be found disabled or blind
while you are still insured for SSDI*

Must have a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months preventing you from performing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)**

SSI

To qualify:

Must be found disabled or blind, or be over the age of 65

Must have a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months preventing you from performing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)**

Must have less than $2000 in assets if you are an individual, or $3000 in joint assets if you are married

*Generally, if you have worked full-time 5 of the past 10 years and paid your taxes you are currently insured for SSDI

**In 2019, the income limit for SGA is $1220/month for disability evaluation purposes
  In 2020, the income limit for SGA is $1260/month for disability evaluation purposes

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