How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Can I receive temporary SSI disability benefits?
The simple answer to this question is, no, you cannot receive temporary SSI disabilty benefits. Social Security Disability programs are not temporary disability or percentage disability programs. In fact, the Social Security definition of disability is that you must have been disabled for twelve months, expect to be disabled for twelve months, or that you have a terminal condition.
Unfortunately, SSI or SSDI disability benefits are not emergency cash benefits. You will not be able to receive disability benefits until you are medically approved for disability. Medical disability determinations generally take a few months and there is no guarantee you will be approved for disability.
If your initial disability claim is denied, you may have to use the appeal process which can take more than a year if your claim has to wait for a hearing before an administrative law judge.
If you are not expecting your disabling condition to last long, or you feel you will be back to work within twelve months, there may be no need to file for SSDI or SSI disability. Although, there is an argument for filing for disability just in case you do not get back to work as planned. If it works out that you are able to get to work, you can notify Social Security and they will recall your disability claim. However, if things do not go as planned, you have your disability claim in the system.
1. Can you file for temporary disability income?
2. Can you get Disability or SSI for a short time, i.e. Temporary Disability?
What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?
Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Receiving a Disability Award Letter
Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
The listings, list of disabling impairments
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application
Filing for disability - when to file
How to apply for disability - where to apply
Qualifications for disability benefits
How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits
Qualifying for Disability - The Process
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
Social Security Disability SSI definitions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
New and featured pages on SSDRC.com
Who can help me file for disability?
How does age affect a Social Security Disability or SSI case?
Applying for disability based on stroke, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and fatigue
Can I be in school and apply for disability?
What to do if you are under review for disability?
Do you have to notify your employer if you apply for Social Security?
Can I get disability on the basis of foot drop?
How long is the disability process?
When is the time to get a disability lawyer?
Attempts by Congress to cut Social Security Disability
What is your disability attorney supposed to do in their role?
Why is there a waiting period for disability?
Why does Social Security deny you when you have a lawyer?
Who can help me file for disability?
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
Permanent Social Security Disability
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
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?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
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