SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home510. When does your period of disability begin?

For title II, your period of disability begins:

  1. On the date your disability began, if you meet the requirements for disability insured status (see §207) as of that day; or

  2. On the first day of the first calendar quarter after your disability began and you attain disability insured status.

Last Revised: Mar. 1, 2004