Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefits are federally funded and administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least 12 months or is expected to end in death.
To be eligible for disability benefits, you must:
- Be unable to work because you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
- Not have a partial or short-term disability.
- Meet SSA’s definition of a disability.
- Be younger than your full retirement age.
If you qualify for disability benefits, certain members of your family may be eligible to receive benefits based on your work record.
Below are links to additional information from the SSA.gov website.