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The Duration Requirement in the Disability Process

  • Published: April 23, 2013

The Social Security disability claims process is very complex. In order to qualify for disability benefits, claimants must meet certain requirements as set by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The help of an Ocala disability attorney can be very useful in meeting these requirements to get Social Security disability benefits.

The Duration Requirement in the Disability Process

The Duration Requirement

One of the requirements that claimants must satisfy is the duration requirement. In order to satisfy this requirement, the medical impairment must either be expected to result in death or must have lasted or be expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months. The majority of claimants suffering from severe conditions do not usually have a difficult time meeting this requirement.

An Ocala disability attorney will look at the specific facts of the case to determine whether the individual’s medical impairment meets the duration requirement.

Denial Based on This Requirement

Disability claims that are denied based on failing to meet the duration requirement typically occur in situations where the claimant was not disabled for at least 12 months at the time the decision was made, and the impairment is not the type of condition that is generally expected to last for 12 months.

If you are suffering from a medical condition that may not improve within the SSA mandated 12-month period, the examiner may choose to delay the case to see if your disability will continue past this period.

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For more information regarding the duration requirement of the Social Security disability claims process, call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to discuss your case with an Ocala disability attorney.

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