What is a Social Security Disability SSI Durational Denial?

To understand a durational denial you have to understand the Social Security definition of disability. Social Security's definition of disability requires an individual to have a severe medically determinable physical or SGA earnings limit).

So what is a durational denial? If Social Security determines that an individual's impairment is likely to improve so as to permit substantial gainful work activity within twelve months, their disability claim will be denied with a durational denial. In order to be approved for disability, applicants must meet the twelve-month duration requirement.

About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.

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