Can you get disability benefits (SSD or SSI) in Florida if you have never worked?
Yes, you can get disability benefits in Florida if you have never worked. You would be unable to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits but, rather, might potentially receive consideration for disability benefits under SSI (supplemental security income).
The SSI program provides benefits to minor-age children who are disabled and to adults who do not have a work history. It also provides disability benefits to individuals who were once covered or insured for title II benefits (Social Security Disability) but, due to low, nonexistent, or sporadic earnings in recent years, are no longer insured for such benefits.
SSI benefits may also be received by disabled individuals who are actually covered by Social Security Disability but whose benefit would be very low. Such individuals may potentially receive concurrent benefits; that is, disability benefits from both Social Security Disability and SSI.
1. Will Social Security deny my disability claim if I am working?
1. Are you allowed to work if you get Social Security Disability or SSI?
1. Can I work without it affecting my Social Security Disability or SSI?
4. If I Apply For Disability And Go Back To Work, Do I Need To Report This?
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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