Life Events

Disability - Temporary

While temporary disability may not have the same long-term effects as a permanent disability, it is still important to understand the issues surrounding your present situation. You still must consider when and whether it is feasible for you to return to your current job or to find other temporary work instead. Vocational rehabilitation can be a great help in a quick return to work. The Social Security Administration, while it does not provide these services, is able to help pay for them under certain circumstances. There are several other organizations around the nation that provide such assistance, but it will be necessary for you to research those in your area. In addition, you should review the resources available through your industry on this website on the Assistance Organizations page.

It is also to your advantage to look through this web site to find the covered medical services that may apply to your particular situation. This research should also help you figure out a medical and rehabilitation plan that suits your needs as well as your budget. It may also be helpful to find out if any such benefits are available to you through your spouse's plan.

Plan Checklist

  • For information on Non-Occupational Disability Pension, Occupational Disability Pension, and the Terminal Illness benefit under the Pension Plan, view the Disability Pensions BenefitTab.
  • For information on how your disability affects your benefits under the Health Plan, view the section of the SPD on the Disability Extension.
  • For information on the various Assistance Organizations available to you, click here.

Also Consider...

External Links

  • National Organization on Disability

    Promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

  • AAPD

    A cross-disability site with numerous resources and free membership available. Home of the Enable magazine.

  • disAbility Online

    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor Disability Employment Initiatives Unit of the Employment and Training Administration. Provides information on employment resources and services available to individuals with disabilities.

  • MossRehab Resource Net

    Information and resources for the disabled.