Who can apply for these benefits? Am I eligible for SSD or SSI benefits?

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

You can apply for benefits if you are disabled and cannot work full-time; if your disability or medical condition has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year; and if you have a life-threatening disability or medical condition. However, certain qualifications exist for each type of Social Security benefit program. You must check to see if you qualify.

You can help your chances of being approved for SSD benefits by having an official diagnosis by a physician or specialist. You should be undergoing treatment and see your specialist regularly. Symptoms alone are not enough.