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What is a "period of disability?"
For title II, a "period of disability" is a continuous period of time when you are disabled. This period of disability is not counted when determining your insured status (§§206-209) and the monthly benefit amount payable to you and your family (see Chapter 7). The period of disability can also preserve your family's rights to benefits in another way: the beginning date of the period of disability is a point for determining dependency of a child (§333) and a parent (§421).
Last Revised: Mar. 1, 2004
- Periods of Disability and Insured Status
- Currently Insured Status Defined
- When may you establish a period of disability?
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
- Are established periods of disability excluded when benefits are computed?
- When does your period of disability begin?
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When A Child Must Be Dependent Upon Insured Parent
- Special Insured Status-Disabled Before Age 31
- How is "disability" defined for establishing a period of disability?
- What are the types of disability protection under Social Security?
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
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