Who Qualifies

The answer to this question really depends on which program one is applying.

For instance, if you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you should ask:

  1. Have I or a spouse worked for 5 of the last 10 years?
  2. Am I seriously disabled and am unable to work full time?
  3. Have I seen a doctor for my condition?

You are not without relief solely because you answered no to one of the above question.  In some situations, a parent’s work can benefit the child.

Supplementary Security Income pays benefits to Americans with limited resources and income who are blind or disabled on a monthly basis.  It has different eligibility requirements.  One should ask:

  1. Am I disabled?
  2. Do I have limited material resources?

If you are applying for Veterans Disability ask:

  1. Is my current medical condition connected to my service with the military?

If you live in Kentucky, you may qualify for Kentucky Worker’s Compensation.


  1. Was I injured in connection with my employment?