If a doctor becomes partially disabled and is still able to work but needs to work shorter hours, there are policies that cover a partial loss of income.
The Compassionate Allowance program identifies medical conditions that meet its criteria for disability, reducing the wait for disability determination.
SS disability benefits continue for as long as a person is disabled. However, there are some circumstances under which they may stop paying those benefits.
What happens if you are injured suddenly or contract a serious illness and are unable to work for an extended period of time? What should you do first?
There are differences in eligibility requirements, application process, and compensation, but perhaps the most important distinction is the way the two agencies define “disability.”