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Is it possible to file for Temporary Disability Income through Social Security?

Hi, I wanted to know if I can file for temporary disability income while I am out of work for the next 4 months. I am having Hip Replacement Surgery on June 20th and I was told that I can file to get some type of income while I am out on Medical Leave from my job.

I hope this is true cause I will not have enough money coming in to pay all my bills while I am out of work. Could you please advise me on this? OR point me in the right direction of where I can file for income help. I would deeply appreciate this.

Social Security disability is a program based upon an person being out of work for twelve months due to a disabling condition or the expectation that they will be out of be out of work for not less than twelve months.

In fact, this is something of an arbitrary minimum length; the presumption, of course, is that the individual will disabled for the long-term, quite possibly permanently. Disability judges and disability examiners award claims with the thought in mind that the individual may never be able to return to substantial and gainful work activity (though a person's claim will periodically come under review).

It is not a short-term disability program. If you are planning on returning to work in four months there is not much of a chance for Social Security benefits unless you are, according to the medical evidence far more disabled than even you realize.

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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What is qualifying for disability based on?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What are the SSI disability qualifications for Adults and Children?
How Likely are You to Win Your Disability Case?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
Working while getting Disability - Is it Possible?
What is Social Security Back Pay?
What is the maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability?