Have you worked enough years to qualify for SSD?
I found this statement on a blog posting and the individual was advising another to "make sure" she had worked enough to qualify for SSD (social security disability) because, if not, she would have to apply for SSI.
Actually, an individual who wants to file for disability doesn't have to do anything in this regard, because the social security administration determines which benefits an applicant may be eligible for.
In other words, if you want to apply for disability benefits with SSA, simply contact a local social security office and get the disability application process started. The claims rep (these are the individuals who take retirement and disability applications) who is assigned to help you will determine if your claim will be for SSD, SSI, or will be concurrent (meaning that an application is filed in both program categories).
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