Types of SSDI Benefits

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists a full range of benefits available to individuals who have a record of payment into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.

Types Of SSDI Benefits

Disability Benefits

A worker who has paid into the SSDI system and has suffered an injury that will not allow him or her to work is eligible to apply for monthly payments. In general, the claimant must demonstrate that he or she has been unable to work for 12 months prior to the receipt of benefits. It is NOT necessary, however, to wait the full 12 months prior to beginning the claims process. Under certain conditions, the worker’s family may also be eligible for a percentage of benefits.

Retired Worker Benefits

Any worker who has paid into the system within the previous 10 years and is at least 62 years old is eligible for retired worker benefits. Reduced retirement payments can begin as early as age 62, with maximum retirement payable at age 70.

The spouse of the retired worker is also eligible to receive a percentage of the total retirement benefit for the retired worker, but must also be at least 62 years old or the primary caretaker of a disabled child or any child 16 years old or younger. Divorced spouses are eligible to apply for a percentage of benefits if the marriage lasted a minimum of 10 years.

Survivor Benefits For Widows And Widowers

Survivors of a deceased SSDI recipient may qualify for a percentage of the benefits if:

  • The surviving spouse is a minimum of 60 years old.
  • The surviving spouse is under 60 but cares for a disabled child or child under the age of 16.
  • The surviving spouse is a minimum of 50 years old with a qualifying disability or impairment.
  • The surviving parent(s) can demonstrate dependency on the deceased worker.

Learn more about the different types of SSDI benefits at the following information pages:

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