The criteria for obtaining Social Security Disability benefits are the same in Wisconsin as they are elsewhere in the country. The first requirement is that an applicant must have sufficient work history before they are eligible to receive benefits. In certain circumstances, an applicant may receive benefits under a parent's Social Security record.
For those with sufficient work history, the first determination is whether the applicant is working. Individuals earning over $1,070 per month generally are not considered disabled. If an applicant is not working or is earning less than $1,070, the next step is demonstrating that the applicant's medical condition interferes with basic work activities.