Temporary Disability Benefits

Are Temporary Disability Benefits the Same as SSD?

Temporary disability benefits are not considered the same as social security disability (SSD), as the Social Security Administration (SSA) only covers disabilities of a permanent nature, not work-related injuries that are considered short-term.

Making the Distinction: Temporary Disability Benefits versus Social Security Disability Benefits

It’s important to distinguish what constitutes temporary disability benefits and what the Social Security Administration deems to be an SSD or social security disability. Usually, a temporary disability is covered by workers’ compensation claims.

Social Security disability programs cover permanent disabilities, not temporary impairments. Therefore, disabilities are either categorized as temporary or permanent and are based on the length of the condition and the type of plan governing the injury or illness.

Read more about the Temporary disability benefits at Workers Compensation Attorney.