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Work credits needed for disability benefits
The number of work credits needed for disability benefits depend on your age when you become disabled. Generally you need 40 credits, 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years ending with the year you become disabled. However, younger workers may qualify with fewer credits.
The rules are as follows:
You can find additional information about disability benefits in our Disability Planner.
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Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 12, 2008