I am leaving an abusive relationship and wanted to know if a history of domestic violence qualifies a person to receive any type of temporary social security disability?? Thank you.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
As indicated by the other attorneys, social security is highly regulated and requires a qualifying disability. Note, however, there might be other options available to assist you. Try calling a local domestic abuse hotline to learn what some of these resources might be
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Social Security Lawyers
The experience of being in a violent relationship in and of itself does not qualify one for Social Security Disability. There would have to be a medical impairment of such severity that it renders the person unable to work, among other requirements.
Attorney Inga Stevens is licensed in Maine. She provides general information on Avvo.com. No attorney-client relationship arises out of the information given here.
Family Law Attorney
Being in an abusive relationship does not automatically qualify you to collect SSD. You would need to have a medical condition that renders you unable to work as defined by the statute.
My response is based solely on the limited information contained in the question. It is not meant to substitute your attorney's advice.