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Question regarding Temporary Social Security Disability Benefits and closed periods

I read your website and came across a link for CAN I GET TEMPORARY BENEFITS?

I never wanted temporary benefits, but my lawyer told me to file that way since I worked for 3 months after my case was started in 2011-2012.

I did a closed period of disability. I only got disability for a little while and he had me refile. It has been two years and my finances are in ruin and my children and I need an income.

He wont do an expedite it and I have no help.

depressed and devasted,

I am sorry that this has happened to you. Social Security disability is not a temporary disability program and as such there are no temporary benefits to be paid while you are awaiting a disability decision.

A closed period is not temporary disability benefits, it is a period of time that the Administrative law judge determined that you met the requirements for Social Security disability.

Many people get a closed period of disability and then file a new disability claim if their disabling condition has not improved. Perhaps your lawyer felt the three months of work would possibly cause you not to be awarded any kind of disability benefit. I cannot comment on that not knowing all the facts of the claim.

I am not sure where you are in the disability process but am I correct in assuming you are waiting for another hearing of the new claim you filed? I am not sure who will not expedite it? Your lawyer or the judge? It is hard to give an answer to this because I do not have enough information.

I wish I had better information to give you at this time.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

Social Security Temporary Disability - Can I get temporary benefits?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
A question regarding Temporary Social Security Disability Benefits and closed periods
Is it possible to file for Temporary Disability Income through Social Security?
Can you get Social Security Disability or SSI for a short period of time, i.e. Temporary Disability?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
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?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria