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Wondering about a friend who has been working here in the US

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Wondering about a friend who has been working here in the US for 8 years and now has Ovarian cancer. She has paid into SS for 8 years. Would she be eligible for disability benefits from SS?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** my goal is to provide you with the most complete and accurate answer possible.

As a general rule, you need ten years of work that is covered by Social Security, or 40 credits, to qualify for retirement and disability benefits. One year of work generally earns four credits. However, when qualifying for disability, younger workers can qualify will less time working. You can see this chart to see how many credits your friend would need based upon her age: http://www.ssa.gov/planners/credits.html#&a0=2

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any additional questions. Thanks, Jonathan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks very much. That was helpful
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

I'm always happy to help. Thanks, Jonathan