Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits For A Closed Period Of Time If My Health Is Improved?
You can’t be eligible for a closed period of disability if:
The medical evidence establishes you are unable to engage in substantial or continuous period of 12 months, but by the time your disability decision is made, your condition has improved to the point where you are no longer disabled;
You haven’t filed an application within 14 months after the period of disability has ended.
How much can you get in retroactive benefits?
If you do meet the requirements for disability benefits, there’s a 5 months waiting period before you get your first monthly benefit. You can receive up to 12 months of retroactive benefits from the date you file an application with Social Security.
So, if you have a closed period of disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
You can contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, Nancy Cavey, to learn more about whether you can receive benefits for a past disability.