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Can You Get Social Security Disability For Pregnancy?

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In short, no, pregnancy is not a disability. Even though it does leave you less able and as it progresses you become very restricted in your movements and capabilities, it does not qualify as a condition for disability benefits from the Social Security.

To qualify you must have a condition that meets what the Social Security deems to be a disability. Under the Social Security Act, disability is usually a condition that lasts for a duration that exceeds a year. Also under this Act, a disability is defined as an inability to engage in an activity that has been medically determined to have a physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death or last for a continuous period which cannot be any less than 12 months.

There are several Social Security disability benefits. Disability Insurance Benefit is possibly the most imperative type as it specifically goes to those who have worked in recent years, usually five out of the last 10 and have now become disabled. If you are a disabled widow or widower and have become disabled after you reach 50.

Disabled Adult Child Benefits will go to children whose parents have passed away and they themselves had become disabled before the age of 22. Those benefits are based on Social Security contributions Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI) are only paid to those who are deemed as poor and disabled regardless of Social security contribution or lack of it. There is also a diversity of SSI for children under the age of 18.
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jandi answered
Of course. But you must go through all the different stages and get an attorney after being turned down twice. It will take between 3-7 years.

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