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Disability for Young Adults

Any adult, no matter what the age, can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if he/she has a qualifying disability.

Dixie, in Temecula, CA, asks “I heard that it is impossible for a young adult to get disability benefits, can I get disability at the age of 30?”

Any adult, no matter what the age, can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if he/she has a qualifying disability. If you have a disability that prevents you from working and engaging in a substantial gainful activity, then you should apply for Social Security Disability.

In order for you to qualify for SSDI or SSI, you must have a disability that prevents you from working and is expected to last at least a year or result in death.

If your disability prevents you from doing your current job, but you are still able to perform another job then you will not qualify for disability.

If you are an older person (40’s and 50’s), it is often a little bit easier for you to qualify for disability because there is a good chance that you might not be capable of doing any other work. However, if you are a young adult (20’s or 30’s), it is often possible for you to perform other work and earn an income.

If you have been denied disability insurance in the past, or if you are applying for the first time, you should talk to a disability attorney. Click here to schedule an appointment with an experienced disability attorney in the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside areas, serving all of southern California.