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Need Info on Disability
Oct 7, 1998

Hi Nancy and Lynn, Can you please tell me that if one applies for SSDisability, does the SSAdministration look into your bank accounts and/or other assets one might have?Thanks for your help. I did not see a question section on legal issues, so I hope you can help. Thanks, Todd

Response from Ms. Franzoi

Social Security disability benefits are determined based on two things - health status and the number of quarters you paid into Social Security. If you are determined by the SSA to be disabled from a medical standpoint and you have contributed to SSA for at least 40 quarters (10 years), you would qualify . Your personal assets do not factor into the determination.

Lynn Franzoi

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