Even when you try your best to stay healthy, we can’t control everything.

If you recently lost your job due to an impairment, you’re probably wondering how soon you can apply for social security disability benefits. Below we review the timeline.

 

There’s a common myth that you need to wait a full 12 months after you stop working to begin the application process for social security benefits. However, this is not true. You can apply for social security disability benefits as soon as you stop working. This is because Social Security’s definition of disability relies on the question of whether or not you will be able to return to work within 12 months after you stop working.

 

It is highly recommended to apply for social security disability shortly after you stop working. Applying for social security disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process so the sooner you start, the better.

 

If you have additional questions about when you can start applying for social security benefits, I want you to call me at 508-732-8989.