Something you may have heard is that you have to have sufficient work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. How do you determine how many work credits you have and how many you need to qualify for DIB benefits? We have the answers for you right here.
To qualify for Disability Insurance Benefits, or DIB, you must have worked at least 5 out of the last ten years if you are 28 or older. If you are under 28 years old you will have needed to work at least half of the time since turning 18. To have reached enough “work credits” for a calendar work year you need to have made at least $5,200 in the year to qualify for DIB benefits.
Qualifying for SSI Benefits
If you do not have the work credits required to qualify for DIB benefits all is not lost. There is another type of benefits called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. SSI is a needs based disability for those whose household incomes fall below a certain amount. The amount allowed will change based off of your household size.
Hire a Salt Lake City Disability Lawyer
If you have any questions on what type of benefits you will qualify for give our office a call today. We offer free evaluations. Hiring a disability attorney will greatly increase your odds of being approved for benefits. There is $0 up front and we only accept a fee if we are able to get you disability benefits. Call Today.