SS Disability in Missouri
How do you qualify for SS disability in Missouri (Social Security Disability)? To qualify for SS disability, you need to have been out of work for twelve months or expect to be out of work for twelve months due your disabling impairments. Additionally, you must have worked enough to be insured for SS disability.
1. About being approved for disability
2. Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
3. What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
4. Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
You become insured for SS disability through earnings, which are reported to your earnings record each year by the Internal Revenue Service. Social Security determines the amount of quarters an individual needs to be covered for SS disability. For example, if you are a younger individual you will need to have less quarters of coverage than older individuals to be insured for Social Security Disability.
The least amount of quarters you can have to be insured for Social Security benefits is six quarters. However, most individual's need to have twenty out of the last forty quarters to be insured for Social Security Disability if they are over the age of thirty-one.
If you are insured for SS disability and you have not been able to work at a substantial level due to the severity of your medical condition (which may be physical or mental in nature, it should be stated), you should apply for SS disability. If you are not insured for Social Security Disability, it may still be possible to have a disability application and claim taken under the SSI disability program
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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