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

Getting disability from Social Security if you already get short term disability

Can I be approved for SSDI if I am receiving Short Term Disability?

STD would not negatively affect a claim for SSDI in terms of a medical decision. Short-term disability, regardless of from where and what source you are receiving it, would have no bearing on a Social Security Disability claim in terms of medical eligibility.

When you first file for disability benefits with a local SSA field office (which is preferable to attempting to do this online since you actually get to speak to a live person and ask questions and have them answered), they will determine if you meet the necessary non-medical criteria for applying, which usually centers around whether or not you are engaged in activities related to earned income (you can actually work and apply for disability or work and receive disability as long as your earnings are below a monthly threshold) and, in the case of SSI, whether or not you have countable resources (assets) that exceed the $2000 limit.

Unearned income may potentially factor into non-medical criteria but you would need to contact a Social Security office for more information on that. Assuming, however, that you have a claim taken, SSA, through a disability examiner (who is assigned to decide your claim) will simply evaluate your medical evidence and vocational work history to determine if you satisfy the requirements for receiving disability.

Your short-term disability status will not be an issue to the examiner, meaning that SSA is not impacted by whether another agnecy or company has deemed you eligible for any other type of disability benefits. A good example would be VA disability. Veterans who are approved for VA disability do not get any special consideration for this when they file for SSD or SSI and this is simply because Social Security has their own unique approval criteria. The only thing that might affect you is how much income you are receiving and that would be an issue for the Social Security office to resolve when you go to file.

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These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
How do you find out if a Social Security Disability claim has been approved or even denied?
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
More differences between Social Security Disability and SSI

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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