Can I recover Social Security disability benefits after a serious injury, or is it just for people diagnosed with illnesses?

Yes, you may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits after a serious injury leaves you disabled. Social Security disability benefits are not just for people who have been diagnosed with illnesses.

You Need to Meet the Eligibility Criteria to Receive Benefits

Whether you have been injured or you are ill, you will need to be eligible for Social Security disability and you will need to file a complete application in order to receive benefits. If you have paid into the Social Security system for the requisite amount of time and if you have a qualifying medical condition due to injury or illness, then you may be able to recover benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.

The list of possible injuries that could make you eligible for Social Security disability is too long to list. The Social Security Administration will not pay benefits for a partial disability or a short-term disability. However, if you have suffered a total disability that keeps you from working, for twelve months,then you may be able to recover benefits.

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Timothy J. Cuddigan
Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience