Not affiliated with the US Social Security Administration
Impairment Lasting or Expected to Last at Least 12 Months
602.1 When does your impairment meet the 12-month duration requirement?
To meet the duration requirement, you must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death, or which has lasted or can be expected to last for at least 12 months in a row. The duration requirement may be met even though recovery is expected to occur after the 12-month period (see §507.1). This is provided your impairment keeps you from engaging in substantial gainful activity (see §603.1) for at least 12 months in a row.
(See §509, which describes the application requirements for entitlement to a period of disability.)
(Also see §506.1.A.2, which describes the trial work period and extended period of eligibility (EPE), once you have been found to be "disabled" under the Social Security Act.)
602.2 Does the 12-month duration requirement apply to SSI benefits?
Yes. The 12-month duration-of-disability requirement also applies in establishing disability for SSI applicants.
Note: There is no duration requirement for SSI payments based upon statutory blindness.
Last Revised: Jul. 25, 2006
- Definition of Disability for Disabled Worker's Benefits
- When does disability end?
- Definition of disability for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) children's benefits?
- What are the categories of eligibility?
- Importance of Substantial Gainful Activity
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
- Medical Evidence as Basis for Decision of "Disabled" -- Listing of Impairments
- Trial Work Period
- When does your period of disability end?
- When may you establish a period of disability?
- When can you receive widow(er)'s benefits based on disability?
- When are your disabled worker's benefits NOT paid?
Ads - Also Recommended