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RECEIVE PENSION DISABILTY FROM FORMER JOB..CAN I QUALIFY FOR SSD?

I receive monthly income from Police pension disability...am I qualified to receive Social Security Disability?

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To qualify for benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Some public sector jobs are covered by Social Security, and others are not. If Social Security taxes were withdrawn from your paycheck, you likely are covered.

Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. In general, SSA pays monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.

In addition to meeting the definition of disability, you must have worked long enough--and recently enough -- under Social Security to qualify for disability benefits.

Generally, you need 40 credits (quarters), 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years ending with the year you become disabled. However, younger workers may qualify with fewer credits.

http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dqualify2.htm


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