Does Social Security award partial disability or short-term disability programs?

No.  Other government programs, such as the Veteran’s Affairs or Worker’s Compensation, handle disability on a percentage basis.  Social Security does not do this.  You will either be found disabled or not disabled.  Many private insurers offer short-term disability, however Social Security does not make that distinction.  To qualify for Social Security disability, your impairment must last at least 12 months.

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