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What is a "period of disability?"

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

508. What is a "period of disability?"

For title II, a "period of disability" is a continuous period of time when you are disabled. This period of disability is not counted when determining your insured status (§§206-209) and the monthly benefit amount payable to you and your family (see Chapter 7). The period of disability can also preserve your family's rights to benefits in another way: the beginning date of the period of disability is a point for determining dependency of a child (§333) and a parent (§421).

Last Revised: Mar. 1, 2004

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