Presumptive Disability

Definition - What does Presumptive Disability mean?

Presumptive disability is a temporary payment that is available to some applicants to Social Security that are enacted to offset the long application process. Presumptive disability payments are only available to people who have certain disabilities These disabilities are definitive and not something that will be changed. An example is when someone becomes blind.

Justipedia explains Presumptive Disability

Other illnesses that are deemed to be able to receive presumptive disability payments are based around illnesses or disabilities that are present at birth and at old age. Examples include Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Autism, stroke, heart attack, symptomatic HIV/Aids, terminal illnesses, or hospice stay with less than six months life expectancy.

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