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How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
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What happens if you become disabled and are not insured for social security?



 
If you have not worked much, or you have a child who has become disabled, you may not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, even if you are an uninsured adult, or a child, you may still be able to qualify for disability benefits through the supplemental security disability program, or SSI as it is more commonly known.

SSI is a need-based disability program rather than an insured or earnings-based disability program. As such, there are non-medical requirements that address your income and resources.

Income of any kind could cause you to not eligible for SSI disability. Also, resources must be considered. Resources are things that can easily be converted to cash. If you have multiple vehicles, your highest valued vehicle will be excluded but all others would count toward the limit.



Any land or homes, other than your residencial home and the land it sits on will also be counted toward the limit.

Stocks, bonds, bank accounts, and other valuables count against the resource limit as well. Currently, single individuals are allowed to have $2000.00 in resources, while couples are allowed $3000.00.

If you meet the income and resource limits of the SSI disability program, you can file an SSI disability claim. If you are medically approved and qualify for disability you may receive benefits through this program even if you are not insured.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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