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Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (DIB) Coverage?

To receive Social Security Disability insurance benefits (DIB), you must have a medical impairment that is expected to last at least twelve months or result in death.  Social Security does not pay partial benefits or a percentage according to the degree of your disability.  To be eligible for DIB, you must fulfill the requirements of […]

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The One Year Durational Requirement

The “duration” requirement is one of the fundamental rules of Social Security Disability Law.  The Agency’s regulations state, “Unless your impairment is expected to result in death, it must have lasted or must be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.”  20 C.F.R. § 404.1509. Social Security defines “disability” as […]

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