Independent Disability Advocates serving Southern New England
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SSDI and SSI Disability Requirements


Who is eligible for ssdi?We know that Social Security Disability can be confusing, and you may have many questions about the criteria. Our office can help you determine eligibility for either SSI or SSDI Benefits.

You are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if...

You worked 5 out of the last 10 years, paid into Social Security and become disabled

You are a young adult with a limited work history, and have paid into Social Security and become disabled

You are on worker’s comp, short or long term disability and have paid into Social Security

You are a widow or widower, (between the ages of 50 to 60), disabled within 7 years of your spouses’ death, and eligible on the record of your spouse

A child under 18 with disabilities, whose parents qualify under Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement or whose parents are deceased.


Who is eligible for SSI?You are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if...

You are under 65, with a limited work history, disabled and qualify within low income and limited asset guidelines.

You are under 65, with a limited work history, legally blind and qualify within low income and limited asset guidelines.

A child under 18 with disabilities, whose parents qualify within low income and limited asset guidelines

You are a young adult, 18 or over, disabled, with low income and limited assets

A premature newborn confined to the hospital

Brockton Office:
500 Belmont St., Ste. 125
Brockton MA 02301
Ph. 508-586-7600

New Bedford Office
By Appt. Only:

555 Pleasant St., Ste. 3A
New Bedford MA 02740
Ph. 508-994-7600