No Work Credits Required for SSI Disability Payments Nonetheless, you may be able to get some financial help by applying to the Social Security Administration for disability payments under the Supplemental Security Income program, also called SSI. Social Security will first evaluate your SSI application to see if your family’s income and resources fall within SSI’s allowed limits. If they do, then your claim will be reviewed to see whether you are disabled. SSI disability requirements for adults are the same as those for Social Security Disability. SSI also pays disability benefits for children under age eighteen. You can learn more about SSI by reviewing our article What Is Supplemental Security Income—Also Known as SSI—and How Is It Different from Social Security Disability Insurance—Known as SSDI or SSD?
If I have never worked outside my home or have worked very little, can I get Social Security Disability benefits?