Can I get Social Security benefits if I am disabled but have never worked?

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

A: If you have very limited income and resources, you may qualify for SSI benefits, even if you have never worked before, It is also possible to qualify for disabled adult child benefits on a parent's work history if you became disabled before age 22, or for disabled widow's or widower's benefits on the earnings record of a late husband or wife.