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I need back surgery and will be out of work for 5 months is there anyway to collect any benefits

Asked on Jan 09th, 2013 on Social Security Disability - Michoac√°n
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I don't have any disability insurance, are there any state programs I can qualify for.
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Answered on Jan 26th, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Unfortunately SSA does not have a "partial" disability program, but your State may.  I'm sorry to hear your back is not doing well. To receive disability, by law, Social Security has a very strict definition of disability. To be found disabled:  You must be unable to do any substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and Your medical condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 1 year, or be expected to result in your death. http://www.ssa.gov/disability/Documents/Factsheet-AD.pdf You may want to review http://www.ssa.gov/disability/ regarding Social Security's Disability Programs, and http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/ and of course, SSA's website.  As suggested previously, if your recovery does not go as expected, apply.  

No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ

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Answered on Jan 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM
But you could have unexpected complications. Back surgery is risky.  go to your local SS office and apply...

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Answered on Jan 10th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
No, not under your facts.  To qualify for SSA disability you must show an inability or expected inability to work for at least 12 months.

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