Social Security Disability

Am I required to wait a certain amount of time before I’m allowed to file for Social Security disability benefits?

You can file for Social Security disability benefits immediately after becoming disabled. If you are suffering from a serious illness or injury and predict you will be out of work for at least a year, do not hesitate to file a claim. You should not file a claim if you are suffering from a minor illness or a condition which is not expected to last more than a year.