How many Social Security work credits do I need to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?
Disability Benefits for Disabled Workers The most common disability benefit, the one most people know about, is Social Security Disability (SSD aka SSDI). You can become eligible for SSDI benefits if you become disabled more than five full-calendar months before reaching full retirement age and have enough Social Security work credits that have been earned in a specified period of time. Full retirement age is age sixty-six for individuals born between 1943 and 1954 and age sixty-six plus a varying number of months for those born 1955 to 1959 and age sixty-seven for individuals born 1960 or later. Your SSDI...Read more