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Periods of Disability and Insured Status
209.1 When is your period of disability NOT counted in determining credits for insured status?
If you have an established period of disability, it is not counted in determining the number of credits you need to be fully or currently insured. It is also not counted when computing your benefit amount.
209.2 When is your period of disability counted in determining credits for insured status?
Your period of disability is not excluded in computing your (or your survivors') Social Security benefits if including it would be more beneficial for you. For example, your period of disability is counted if you have potential credits in your disability period and if the potential credits would qualify you for another benefit formula that would increase your benefit rate or would give you insured status.
Last Revised: Aug. 2, 2005
- What is a "period of disability?"
- Currently Insured Status Defined
- Special Insured Status-Disabled Before Age 31
- When does your period of disability begin?
- Fully Insured Status Defined
- When do you have disability insured status?
- Insured Status Requirements
- Are established periods of disability excluded when benefits are computed?
- Qualifying for Social Security Benefits
- When may you establish a period of disability?
- Waiting Period
- When are calendar quarters NOT counted for determining Social Security credits?
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