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5 month wait period, explaination of, Doe's and Dont's

I was resently hurt on the job on the 3rd of the month. On the 5th month I was given a limited (weight and standing-sitting) doctors release... So i attempted to go back to work on the 28th of the 5th month (my way of counting) after said accident... Question.? Have I meet the 5 month waiting period of "ABSOULT NO Working" or is the termknowelgly - miss-leading.? I am still unable to work FULL-Time or achive SGA = $1000 a month, and I want to fill for SSDI.!.? I am told I have a 20% Total Disablity and the restrictions - no company will touch me for new-employement.!!! PLEASE. I would like a straight Answer - "Is it Required that I be out of work medically 5 straight months i.e. the 1st of the first month - to - the 31st of the 5th month.? NO EXCECPTIONS...!!! Or is this rule miss-interped.!.? paragon53 at yahoo... thank U anyone if u have an answer....


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The 5-month full month waiting period does not pertain to you being out of work for five months it starts the first full month after you are found to be disabled by SSA's disability adjudicators and/or an administrative law judge. Here's an example:
You file for Social Security Disability and SSI disability (they're always taken as concurrent claims) on 02/12/2010 and on 03/05/2011 the adjudicator/ALJ determines a date of disability as of the date you filed 02/12/2010. Your 5-month waiting period is from 03/2010-07/2010 and your first month of entitlement is 08/2010. You would receive Social Security Disability back pay from 08/2010- the month of approval (03/2011) with regular monthly entitlement starting 04/2011. During the 5-month waiting period you may be entitled to SSI back pay if you meet the income and resource limits.
If when you file you allege a disability onset date one year prior and you've been working at SGA up until the date you file, you will almost assuredly not be found to be disabled before the date of filing. If during that year, you performed SGA one or two months you could be considered to be disabled even during those one or two months during the year--it just depends on your individual circumstances.

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