What conditions make me eligible for Social Security Disability?
Social Security (SSA) was developed to provide protection for retired workers and their families who suffer loss of income due to reaching retirement age, becoming disabled or to their families with their death. There are several types of Social Security benefits available including: Survivor benefits paid to the spouse and minor children of deceased workers; disability benefits paid to persons who are no longer able to work due to their disability; retirement benefits paid to aged workers.
There are several types of benefits available, including:
1. Disability benefits for workers who are no longer able to work due to their disability.
2. Benefits for the widow of eligible workers, who are disabled.
3. Benefits for disabled children.
4. Survivor benefits for the spouse and minor children of deceased workers.
5. Retirement benefits paid to aged workers.
Full retirement benefits currently begins at age 65, though reduced retirement benefits can be drawn beginning at age 62. Social Security retirement benefits are available to anyone who has worked long enough to meet the eligibility rules.