A person’s disabling condition(s) must be the type that either has or will be expected to last for 1 year or more or end in death in order to qualify for social security disability benefits.

Apr 11

Many people focus on the medical severity of their condition when filing for social security disability benefits. While “severe” medical conditions is extremely important in the determination as to whether one is or is not “disabled” for social security disability eligibility, an individual must also keep in mind that the severe condition either has or is expected to last 12 or more months or end in death.  Consequently, “severe” medical conditions which clearly disable an individual but do not last (or likely to last) 12 or more months cannot qualify for this benefit due to the condition(s) not meeting the durational requirements under the Social Security Administration rules.