Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work?

Q: Can I get Social Security disability benefits if I expect to get better and return to work?

A: You have to have been disabled, or expect to be disabled, for at least one year to be eligible. So, if you expect to be out of work for one year or more on account of illness or injury, you should file for Social Security disability benefits. Do NOT wait until the year has elapsed before you begin. Get legal help at the outset.