Take The Disability Quiz: Part One

June 11, 2014

From the Social Security Website. A fun quiz, because when you are spending years waiting for a disability hearing, it’s nice to have something to do.

How many of these do you know?  I’m happy to announce I got all four right.


1. Your chances of being struck by lightning in the United States in any one year are one in 775,000. What are the chances of a 20-year-old becoming disabled before reaching retirement age?

A. 1 in 40,000
B. 1 in 400
C. 1 in 4,000
D. 1 in 4


2. To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, a person’s disability must be expected to last:

A. 6 months
B. At least 12 months or to result in death
C. 3 years

3. Which statement describes the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program?

A. Workers earn SSDI coverage by paying taxes
B. SSDI is the largest disability insurance program in the United States
C. SSDI provides cash benefits to disabled workers
D. SSDI provides cash benefits to the dependents of disabled workers
E. All of the above

4. Under the Social Security Compassionate Allowances program, we pay expedited benefits to severely disabled individuals. How many conditions are on the list?

A. 25
B. 50
C. 100
D. 225



1.  D

2. B

3. E

4. D


Check back next week for Part 2.

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