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:
- Have I or a spouse worked for 5 of the last 10 years?
- Am I seriously disabled and am unable to work full time?
- 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:
- Am I disabled?
- Do I have limited material resources?
If you are applying for Veterans Disability ask:
- 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.
- Was I injured in connection with my employment?