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Social Security Temporary Disability - Can I get temporary benefits?
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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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