- Medical Eligibility for Disability Benefits
- Non-Medical Requirements for Disability Benefits
- Your Chances of Getting Approved for Disability Benefits
- What Social Security Does Not Consider When Evaluating a Claim
- Social Security Disability Work Credits (SSDI)
- Anatomy of the Perfect Disability Claim
- How To's for Applying and Appealing for Social Security Disability & SSI
- Social Security Disability: What If I Move Before I Get Approved?
Social Security uses both medical disability criteria and non-medical criteria to determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability (SSDI, the program based on work credits) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI, the low-income program). First, you must be able to prove that you are medically disabled. Second, you must have either earned enough work credits to be considered "insured" under the SSDI program or your income and assets must be low enough to qualify for the SSI program.