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Social Security Disability For Stay-at-Home Parents

It’s been said that being a parent is the toughest job in the world. One could argue that being a stay-at-home parent is even more difficult. Taking care of your children every day, all day long, certainly has its benefits—but what happens if you become injured? You’re not getting paid for this demanding job so could you still qualify for Social Security disability?

What Is Your Work History?

If you have a substantial work history with employers who have paid taxes into the Social Security Administration before you became a homemaker, you may be eligible to receive benefits. Additionally, if you became disabled only a short while after you began working as a homemaker, but have substantial work history, you could receive benefits.

Are You a Widow or Widower?

If your spouse has died, you may be able to receive benefits based on your spouse’s earning records. Additionally, if you haven’t remarried, are not entitled to widow or widower benefits, not eligible for a higher Social Security retirement benefit on your own earning record or someone else’s, and you care for your deceased spouse’s child who is under the age of 16 or is disabled and eligible for child’s benefits, you could receive Social Security.

If you have questions about York Social Security disability, contact the attorneys of Schmidt Kramer. We have helped many receive the benefits they deserve and may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your situation.  

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