Who qualifies for Social Security Disability?

Individuals who can apply and receive these benefits break down into the following four simple categories.


  1. Insured individuals who apply for disability benefits or for a period of disability;
  2. Widow(er)s and children who qualify because of relationship to an insured worker;
  3. Adults who qualify and apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability payments;
  4. Children under age 18 who qualify and apply for SSI disability payments.

If you need more help with Social Security Disability, call us at 1-800-481-0302 or visit our website.