How Many Work Credits Will I Need to Qualify for SSDI?

Not everyone qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. In fact, the application process can be difficult, with less than half of first-time application reaching approval. One important, yet misunderstood requirement involves your work history. Understanding how many work credits you need to qualify for SSDI is an important first step to applying for…

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3 Ways to Qualify for Childhood Disability Benefits

At the right age, an older person starts to receive Social Security retirement benefits. But the Social Security Administration (SSA) is not limited to this type of benefit. In fact, many adults of working age receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or both. What about the younger members of society?…

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When Is Bipolar Disorder a Disability?

Mack burned some bridges, figuratively, before he found out he had bipolar disorder. His behavior during his manic phases alienated friends and employers. When he was depressed, he found himself completely unable to leave his house for any reason, even to go to work. After being diagnosed, Mack started on medication and therapy designed to…

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