The reason I am asking is I have worked for over twenty years and quit due to my son being shot on August 15, 2012. He is now legally blind and receiving disability, medicaid at a young age of 25..... We are struggling financially in which has been emotionally draining.... I was receiving unemployment and they passed a new law and took it away with little notice. I don't know what to do and I recently was diagnosed with high anxiety disorder. Am i entitled to my SSI because I am not 65? I am only 43 but have struggled since my sons accident. I greatly appreciate any ones help or suggestions.