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Can I get temporary disability benefits?

Can I get temporary disability benefits while applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are often asked the question, can I get temporary disability benefits while applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? In this video, Sharon Christie examines this question and provides you with the answer.

Official Transcript: Can I get temporary disability benefits while applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Hi I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits. If you are thinking about applying to social security disability you may have already learned that it can be a long process. 

So, I’m frequently asked well can I get some kind of temporary disability and the answer is yes if you qualify. So, let me explain what I mean by that. First of all, if you have some type of short-term disability or long-term disability policy through your work absolutely you want to apply for that. You can do that at the same time your applying for social security disability.

In my experience those private policies are processed faster than social security disability and if you qualify for your private policy, you’ll be receiving a sum amount of income as you go through the disability process. If that doesn’t apply to you, if you don’t have a private disability policy then you can look into whether you might qualify for a program called temporary cash assistance. 

Now this is a program that is provided through social services. It provides for about 200 dollars a month. In payments while you are waiting for your social security disability case to be processed. It is an asset-based program. So, what that means is that it is only for people who have very limited assets in order to qualify for that program. 

So, I would recommend that you at least look into it to see if you do qualify. If you do then you can at least receive some amount of income as you’re waiting for your disability case to be processed. There are also other programs through social services such as food stamps that you may qualify, that can give you a little assistance as you’re waiting to get through this program. Then of course you want to make sure that you have some type of insurance so you may need to apply for medical assistance. Again, you do that through the social services office.  

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.