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Learn the Answer to a Common Question About Social Security: Can You Get Temporary Social Security Benefits?

Learn the Answer to a Common Question About Social Security: Can You Get Temporary Social Security Benefits?

Learn the Answer to a Common Question About Social Security: Can You Get Temporary Social Security Benefits?

For those who are unable to work due to a handicap, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides two types of payments. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) provides payments to those with a handicap and a need for money. People with disabilities who have paid into the Social Security system by working and paying taxes are eligible for payments under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), as are some members of their families.

It is common for a person who is experiencing a temporary disability to question whether they qualify for temporary social security benefits. The short answer is no – there are no short-term social security benefits. Keep reading to find out about what you have to do to qualify for SSI or SSI. Contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 if you need assistance with Social Security including understanding if you qualify for SSD, filing your claim, what to expect at a hearing, and the appeals process for SSDI.

Eligibility for SSA

Only those with impairments are eligible for both categories of assistance. Three requirements must be satisfied in order to qualify under the SSA’s definition of disability:

You are unable to perform the previous task (sometimes referred to as prior relevant labor);

You are unable to adapt to other jobs due to a medical problem;

Your impairment has lasted at least a year, is predicted to last at least a year, or will cause your death.

You are not eligible to obtain temporary Social Security payments as a result of these conditions, more especially the third prerequisite. By definition, in order to be eligible for benefits, you must have a more severe, persistent ailment. Even if you are unable to work due to your handicap, you are not eligible for Social Security benefits if your physical or mental health condition will improve in less than a year.

There are options if you’re receiving benefits and wondering if you could go back to work

If your condition has improved, there could be a possibility for you to go back to work, which would be similar to obtaining a temporary benefit. A trial work session can be used to achieve this. A beneficiary of disability benefits may resume employment under this SSA program without jeopardizing their entitlement to payments.

You may attempt to work for nine months during a 60-month period, according SSA regulations. You can stop working if you don’t feel up to it while still being paid. However, your benefits could be terminated if you make more than the allowed amount for 10 consecutive months ($1,2220 each month). In order to undertake a trial work period, it is crucial to speak with a California disability benefits attorney. Protecting your benefits depends on your ability to navigate the program.

Through the trial work term, some persons are able to start working again. In the event that you do this and subsequently determine that you are unable to work, you could be eligible for a quick reinstatement. This program is offered to SSDI and SSI beneficiaries who discontinue receiving benefits but must resume receiving them within five years. You may find out if you qualify for accelerated reinstatement with the assistance of an experienced California disability benefits attorney.

Call us now for help

Although Social Security payments are not intended to be temporary, there are ways to obtain temporary benefits if you believe you will be able to find employment after receiving benefits. You should exercise caution when submitting your application, though, since stating that you anticipate being able to return to work soon might result in it being rejected.

The legal team at PLBSH can assist if you’re thinking about applying for Social Security benefits. We have assisted people with benefit applications for more than 40 years. To arrange a consultation, get in touch with us right now at (800) 435-7542.

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