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I am disabled, but I never worked. Can I get Social Security disability benefits?

If you're disabled and never worked, there are some situations where you can get SSDI benefits. Technically, there are adult-child SSI benefits that are available to children between the age of 18 and 22 who have never worked, but nonetheless they're still eligible for disability benefits based on their parents Social Security numbers. But as a general rule, if you haven't worked, you're not entitled to SSDI. You’re only entitled to SSI Supplemental Security Income which once again is a welfare program for the disabled.