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Can a person who attends a rehab clinic qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?

Attending a rehabilitation clinic should not automatically disqualify you from receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

The Social Security Administration does require, however, that your disability be classified as “permanent,” meaning that it must be expected to last more than 12 months and it must interfere with your ability to complete basic work related activities.

If your rehab program gives the SSA reason to believe that you will be able to obtain gainful employment within 12 months, or your condition improves to the point that an SSA medical examination determines you are fit to work, you may lose your benefits.

If you're currently enrolled in a rehabilitation program and have been denied SSDI, or you are considering applying for the first time, contact a qualified Social Security lawyer now.