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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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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?

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Who is eligible for SSI disability?

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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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