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When may you establish a period of disability?
For title II, you may establish a period of disability if you meet the conditions below:
You file an application either while you are disabled or no later than 12 months after the month in which your period of disability ends; (See §511.)
Note: A valid application on behalf of a deceased worker may be filed within three months following the month of the worker's death. It is filed by a person who would be qualified for unpaid monthly benefits (see §1902).
You have disability insured status (see §207);
You were disabled before a final decision was made on your application; and
You were disabled for a period of at least five months in a row before you reached full retirement age (or you are exempt from serving a waiting period (see §502)).
Last Revised: Mar. 1, 2004
- Waiting Period
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
- When does your period of disability end?
- When do disabled widow(er)'s benefits begin?
- What is a "period of disability?"
- When does your period of disability begin?
- What are the requirements for an application to be considered valid?
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When A Child Must Be Dependent Upon Insured Parent
- When can you receive widow(er)'s benefits based on disability?
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- Currently Insured Status Defined
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