Do I have to be permanently disabled to get Social Security Disability benefits?

By / February 5, 2018 / Facts / 45 Comments

Disability Doesn’t Have to Be Forever One of the most common misconceptions about Social Security Disability is that to get Social Security disability benefits, you must be permanently disabled. This is not true. Some people incur serious injuries in an accident that require serial surgeries, but they recover and return to work in little over a year. Others have experienced medical recovery many years into disability when a new treatment has become available. In any event, Social Security law only requires you to be disabled for twelve consecutive months. So, you definitely are not promising to be disabled forever. (A...Read more

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