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How does social security define work quarters?




 
Work quarters or credits refer to monetary amounts that enable a person to become insured for Social Security disability benefits. An individual can earn four quarters or credits per year. Most individuals need to have forty work credits to be eligible for retirement. However, younger individuals need fewer credits to be eligible for social security disability benefits.

What happens if you become disabled and need to file for disability, but you think you have not worked enough to be eligible for social security disability? You may still apply for disability benefits with the social security administration. However, the application may be filed in the supplemental security income program, which offers disability benefits to those who are not insured for SSD.

However, SSI disability is a need-based program; therefore if you are married, your spouse's income will be counted in determining whether or not you are eligible. Also, if you have at least $2,000.00 in assets this may make you ineligible as well.








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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI


These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

How to file for disability, SSD or SSI
How to file for Disability and what medical conditions qualify
How long will it take to get disability?
What if your disability gets denied?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How to get disability with a mental condition
How long for Social Security Disability Back pay
Social Security Disability SSI eligibility