Social Security Administration requires that an applicant be completely disabled. The disability must be a physical or mental impairment and is expected to last for 1 year, or has already lasted for 1 year, or will result in the Claimant’s death. One may be temporarily disabled but the above definition still applies. We see many injuries that take more than a one-year recovery period. During the period of this injury recovery, this person is deemed disabled by Social Security and may draw Disability Benefits for the period of time from the onset of disability to the recovery. At the following link you can find health information and other resources from the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health:www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/disabilities.html.