Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability Insurance Qualifications
- What conditions does Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) consider?
Any physical and/or mental condition that limits an individual’s ability to work, perform activities of daily living or enjoy everyday activities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists a number of conditions that qualify in the “Blue Book;” however, this list is not exhaustive, and you should consult an attorney.
- What qualifies a recipient for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not consider you to be disabled unless your condition will prevent you from working for a minimum of 12 months or is considered to be terminal. The SSA does not pay claims for partial disability, and in order to qualify, you must have worked long enough and recently enough to be insured for benefits. It should also be noted that the SSA may terminate disability payments at any time if they believe you no longer qualify as disabled under their guidelines.