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The Duration Requirement for Disability Benefits

Posted by Louis B. Lusk | Nov 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Duration Requirement for Disability Benefits

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One of the requirements for obtaining disability benefits is that your impairment must last a minimum of 12 months or will result in death. Your disability attorney in Atlanta has explained this requirement in more detail below.


The duration necessary for an impairment to qualify for disability benefits is that it must have already lasted or be expected to last twelve months. If it will not last twelve months, than it must result in death for you to be eligible for benefits.


Applicants are not permitted to tack together unrelated periods of impairment in order to meet the duration requirement. It is acceptable, though, for a single impairment to go through periods of remission during a qualifying twelve-month period.


For those applicants who have not yet met the duration requirement and who have an impairment that is expected to improve before the twelve-month period is up, a denial should be expected. If it is unclear whether or not your impairment will improve, SSA may delay your case until the requirement is met.

Your Disability Claim

If your impairment has left you unable to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits. A disability lawyer in Atlanta from Law Office of Louis B. Lusk can explain the duration requirement to you and address any other questions you may have. Call 404-250-7000 today to speak with a disability attorney in Atlanta who can provide you with more information.

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Louis B. Lusk

About Louis B. Lusk – Disability Attorney Attorney Louis B. Lusk has helped thousands of disabled individuals recover Social Security disability and SSI disability benefits.  He is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), an organizat...


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