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Do gaps in my work history prevent me from applying for Social Security disability benefits?


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Do gaps in my work history prevent me from applying for Social Security disability benefits?

Not necessarily. SSDI is an insurance program that requires workers to pay taxes in order to be insured for disability benefits. However, the general rule is that a worker must typically have worked 5 out of the last 10 years to be eligible for disability benefits. Having some gaps in your work history does not prevent being eligible for benefits.