Who Can Qualify for Benefits?

  • Disabled individuals under age 65 who have contributed the necessary amount of FICA taxes into the Social Security trust fund
  • Children of a disabled or deceased parent who drew benefits as a dependent and also became disabled prior to obtaining age 22
  • A disabled widow or widower who is at least age 50, and whose spouse has been deceased for a period less than 7 years prior to he/she becoming disabled
  • The surviving dependents of a deceased individual who contributed the necessary amount of FICA taxes into the Social Security trust fund
  • The spouse of a deceased or disabled individual who has minor children within the household and little or no work income