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If a SAHM/housewife is injured and....

Can not continue to do the everyday "jobs" can she collect disability?


Asked by Noosa at 2:04 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (9)
  • Not unless you have work history. the amount you draw depends on how much you have made and how much they have taken out for SS.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Only if she has disability insurance.

    Answer by JamieLK at 2:04 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Another route is that if she is seriously SERIOUSLY injured or incapacitated and a doctor or 2 will back that up she'd likely qualify through her insurance for a PCA or home health aid. They can help fill the gap of cooking, cleaning and light housework and sometimes even a little child care, errands, grocery shopping, etc.

    As far as receiving income, though, if she like married out of highschool and never made any taxable income it'd be unlikely she'd get much in the way of SSDI. Medicare (insurance) is possible, however.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:17 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • No, unless she has been paying into workman's compensation - extremely unlikely.

    Answer by Scuba at 2:05 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Highly unlikely since she has not being paying into the disability program.

    Answer by scout_mom at 2:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I am a SAHM and after my sons birth and being given a toxic amount of antibiotics which resulted in kidney and vision damage I receive disability payments monthly.

    You could collect SSDI but not like workers comp, fmla, etc

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:11 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I am a SAHM because i got hurt on the job. i get SSDI checks.

    Answer by usdragonflies at 2:13 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • try filling for SSDI..u dont have to of just have to prove ur disabled and qualify.

    Answer by SweetPoison at 2:21 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Not going to work.

    Answer by Melbornj at 3:37 PM on Jan. 22, 2011