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HOW MANY QUARTER IN LAST 5 YEARS HAVE TO BE PAID TO COUNT ?

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HOW MANY QUARTER IN LAST 5 YEARS HAVE TO BE PAID TO COUNT FOR DISABILITY? NONE IS PAID IN THE LAST 4 YEARS AND THEY ARE TELLING HIM NOW HE IS ELIGIBLE FOR SSI BUT HE WANTS TO DRAW OFF HIS OWN SOCIAL SECURITY
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

All 4 quarters in each year would be needed.

The number of work credits you need to qualify for disability benefits depends on your age when you become disabled. Generally, you need 40 credits, 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years ending with the year you become disabled.