Although I have worked in the past, I was not employed when I became disabled. Can I get Social Security Disability benefits?
Yes, You May Be Able to Collect Social Security Disability You may be able to get Social Security disability benefits even if you were unemployed at the time of your disability. Work Credit Requirements To be insured for disability benefits, Social Security requires that you earn a certain number of work credits over your lifetime. Additionally, some of these credits have to be earned in a specified period of time just before your disability begins, but you do not have to be employed at the time of disability. Work credits are obtained by working in jobs that are subject to...Read more