Who Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Income Benefits

To qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits (RSDI), you must be under retirement age and be found disabled. You must also have earned the minimum number of credits, or quarters, said minimum will depend on your age at the time you became disabled. Your entitlement to these benefits is not affected by your assets or financial resources. It does not matter how much money you may have in the bank or what other assets you many own.

To qualify for Supplemental Security Income Benefits you must have very limited financial resources. Your entitlement to these benefits is not dependent on your past employment history or earning a minimum number of credits or quarters.