SSI and SSDI
Social Security has two disability programs, SSI and SSDI, to help with money if you’ve been diagnosed with a covered condition. Morgellons is not yet covered, but it may be worthwhile to apply if you’re experiencing difficulty working due to this disease.
Adults with Morgellons disease can apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) if they meet the strict income requirements. SSI is designed to aid low-income families. If your household earnings are too high, you may not be able to qualify for SSI disability benefits.
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is also available for adults who have been members of the workforce for 10 or more years and have paid into Social Security during that time. There are no income limits to qualify for SSDI benefits. It’s possible to apply for both SSDI and SSI.