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Partial Disability and Social Security Disability SSI

Just one sentence will suffice on the subject of partial disability benefits from the social security administration: they don't exist. I've probably been asked this question a few dozen times over the last few years. And it's really a reasonable question. After all, the military rates individuals on percentages of disability. However, with social security disability and SSI, it doesn't work that way.

In the SSA system, an individual is either disabled or not disabled, and, thus, will be approved or denied. The federal system is also different from other systems in that there is no temporary disability (i.e. no distinction between long and short disability status), although administrative law judges will sometimes award closed periods (benefits awarded for definable periods of disability in situations where claimants do not qualify for ongoing SSD or SSI benefits).

This page, Does Social Security offer Partial Disability Benefits? answers the following questions: 1: When does SSA consider a person fully disabled?; and 2: How does social security measure a person's ability or inability to work?

  • What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

  • What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

  • Which conditions will social security recognize as a disability?

  • Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved

  • SSDRC Homepage:

    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center

    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI

    Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    The SSI Disability Benefits Program

    Medical exams for disability claims

    Applying for Disability in various states

    Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs

    Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews

    Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children

    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney

    Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits

    FAQ on Disability Claim Representation

    Disability hearings before Judges

    Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers

    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security

    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits

    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

    Resources on this site

    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Applying for Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer

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    How to file for disability in New York
    Qualifying for disability and the sets of criteria
    Why does Social Security deny so many disability cases?
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    Appealed my disability denial, what should I expect?
    Can you receive your SSI disability payment before you get an approval letter?
    What do you have to do to get disability?
    How long does it take to get SSI Disability Benefits?
    When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
    Can I get Retroactive SSI Disability Benefits?
    Social Security medical disability determination process
    How to file for disability in Florida
    Stroke and filing for disability
    Social Security Disability, Do Not Take Medication Or Go To Doctor

    These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

    How and why to check Social Security Disability Status
    Social Security Disability back pay
    Non medical requirements for disability
    Qualifying for disability, SSD SSI
    When does social security consider you eligible for disability benefits?
    Who qualifies for SSI?
    Forms to complete when filing, applying for disability
    How long does SSDI and SSI disability take to get?
    Filing for disability with Depression
    Can You Get Approved For SSI or SSD Benefits with a Mental Condition
    How long for a disability judge to make a decision?
    While you are in your disability interview
    The SSD and SSI definition of disability
    Filing for disability with carpal tunnel syndrome
    Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
    Can you work if you get a disability check?
    Disability application denied
    File for disability, the application
    How to get disability benefits
    Conditions that get approved for disability
    How to Appeal a disability claim denial from Social Security