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I am curious about recieving benefits for disabilty. I AM GETTING SS BUT i FEEL LIKE i SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE MONEY.

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I WAS WORKING WHEN I WENT OUT ON MATERNITY LEAVE AND WHEN i GOT THE OK TO GO BACK TO WORK THEY HAD HIRED A NEW GIRL TO TAKE MY PLACE, SO i WORKED ON GETTING BACK IN WHEN I HAD AN BAD EPISODE AND ENDED IN HOSPITAL ONLY TO FIND OUT I HAD MS AND COULD NO LONGER WORK. THIS WAS IN 81 AND I TRIED TO GET SS DISABILITY BUT BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS WORKING I COULDN'T GET IT. COULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN THAT TO ME

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You may receive disability benefits IF you are below your FRA - full retirement age.

Depending on your year of birth - your FRA may be between 66 and 67.

The SSA pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

Social Security pays benefits to people who can’t work because they have a medical condition that’s expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability.

In general, to get disability benefits, you must meet two different earnings tests:
1. A recent work test, based on your age at the time you became disabled; and
2. A duration of work test to show that you worked long enough under Social Security.

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There are two ways that you can apply for disability benefits. You can:
1. Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov; or
2. Call our toll-free number, 1-800_772_1213, to make an appointment to file a disability claim at your local Social Security office or to set up an appointment for someone to take your claim over the telephone.

The disability claims interview lasts about one hour.

Let me know if you need any help.

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