Do You Qualify for Disability Benefits? Contact us for a FREE evaluationThere are two main programs for Social Security Disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both of these programs have the same medical requirement. That is, to receive benefits, you must have a medical condition that causes you to become “disabled”.
What Medical Criteria -What it means to be "Disabled"
Under Social Security rules, you’re considered disabled if a medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from being able to work full time for at least one full year (or result in death). The disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of problems. In essence, just about any medical problem that stops you from working can qualify for disability benefits. These are some of the most common: