To be eligible for disability benefits, you must:
If you qualify for disability benefits, certain members of your family may be eligible to receive benefits based on your work record.
To find out if you may be eligible for Social Security's benefit programs, check out SSA's Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool.
To find out more about how Social Security decides if you are disabled, visit SSA's Publications Page, select "Disability" under “Topics,” and review Social Security Publication Number 05-10029.
Once you know which benefits you may be eligible for, visit Apply For Social Security Benefits to apply online.
Visit SSA's Publications Page for detailed information about SSA programs and policies.
You may also contact Social Security by phone at:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)
|There is no specific tribal eligibility.
|Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
|Over 10 million as of August 2015