How long do I have to apply Social Security disability benefits?

There’s no specific time limit to file a claim, however, you want to file a claim as soon as possible after you stop working or find that you are no longer able to work in any capacity. I will say also that your credits for disability insurance benefits also expire after a while. That doesn’t mean you can’t file after your credits expire, it just means that you’re going to have to go back and prove that your disabilitybegan before your credits expired.