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Can I get short term Social Security Disability?
Many people are confused as to the kind of disability program Social Security disability is. Social Security disability is a permanent disability program in that it is not a percentage disability program nor is it a short-term disability program. Social Security disability can only be awarded to individuals who have been unable to work or work at a level that is considered to be self supporting (SGA) for at least twelve months, or they expect to be unable to work for twelve months.
This differs from VA disability, which is a percentage disability program that allows for work activity at a normal level if you are able to do it. Additionally, Social Security disability is unlike short term disability programs in that you have to be unable to do your normal work, or any other kind of work in order to be considered disabled under the Social Security definition of disability and to therefore fully qualify for disability benefits.
So often, individuals who file for Social Security disability are sure they will be approved because they have become unable to work at their usual job. Simply put, there is no short term Social Security disability. You have to have a severe impairment that keeps you from being able to perform any kind of work for a substantial length of time.
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