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Social Security Temporary Disability - Can I get temporary benefits?

I was visiting a Social Security disability forum recently, and someone posted the question, “I need help, can I get temporary Social Security disability?”.

I am sorry to say there is no such thing as Social Security Temporary disability. In fact, the whole premise of Social Security disability is that an individual has been unable to work at a substantial level for a year, or that the individual expects to be unable to work at a substantial level for a year due to a medical and/or mental condition.

Furthermore, Social Security disability is based upon the fact that you are unable to return to your past work. or perform any other work due to your mental or physical impairments. And again, this condition must be expected to last for at least twelve months and may be permanent.

In addition to this misconception, some individuals mistakenly assume that the social security disability and SSI program use percentage ratings for disability claims. But this is not the case. Social Security disability and SSI are not based upon a percentage of disability, such as those disability benefits paid by the Veteran’s Administration.

Simply put, if you have a disabling impairment, or impairments, and your state of disability does not last twelve months, you are not considered to be disabled by the Social Security Administration.

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria