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Temporary Disability

Definition - What does Temporary Disability mean?

Temporary disability refers to a short-term physical or mental impairment.

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA provides disability benefits to claimants who suffer from total disability. Disability benefits are approved by the SSA in temporary disability cases that adhere to a 12-month time frame.

Justipedia explains Temporary Disability

Temporary disability is when a person has a physical or mental impairment for a short period of time and they will either recover fully or their medical condition will improve in the future.

When deciding whether or not to approve a disability claim, the SSA follows certain guidelines:

  • A claimant must demonstrate A physical or mental impairment that is unlikely to improve within 12 months.
  • A claimant also needs to demonstrate total disability, which renders them incapable of performing any job for the next 12 months.

The SSA provides disability benefits in temporary disability cases, like an organ transplant, but only for a specific period of time. In the case of an organ transplant, for example, the disability benefits are provided for only 12 months.

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