§ N 100. Disabled Worker Claiming Disability Insurance


Social Security disability insurance benefits are paid to disabled workers who meet a special insured status test and apply for benefits. Benefits are not paid until the individual has met the Act's disability standard for 5 months. However, this 5 month waiting period does not apply to individuals who have previously received disability benefits or to those who have had a recognized period of disability within the past 5 years.


  • Supporting and Elaborating References
  • Related Sections:
    • Part 1
      § 170. Disability Benefits - In General
      § 172. Disability Benefits - Amount
      § 173. Disability Benefits - Relationship to Prior or Subsequent Benefits Received by Worker
      § 174. Disability Benefits - Benefits for Others That Are Linked To
      § 180. Disability Benefits - Disability Determination - In General
    • Part 2
      § N 200. SSI Disability Benefit Claim
      § N 300. Disabled Widow(er) Claiming Survivors Benefits
      § N 400. Older Child Claiming Social Security Because of Disability
      § N 500. Claim for a Period of Disability Earnings Record Freeze Apart From Benefit Claim
      § N 600. Claim Resting on Initial Finding of Disability
      § N 700. Claim Focusing on When Person Became Disabled
      § N 800. Issues of Terminating Disability Benefits - In General
      § Q 100. Special Insured Status Test for Disability Benefits - In General