Thursday, February 24, 2011

I used to work but lately I have been staying home taking care of the kids. I have now become sick. Can I get disability benefits?

If you have worked five out of the 10 years under Social Security before becoming disabled, you will have enough earnings in to potentially qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

For individuals age 31 or less, the requirements are a little different, since such individuals have not had such a long time to work. Unless a person has been staying home and taking care of their children for quite a long time, however, it is very possible that they will qualify for Social Security disability benefits based upon their own earnings.

Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys
Straight Answers about Social Security Disability
2924 Tazewell Pike, Ste. F
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
(865) 522-9000

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