Basic definition of disability – adult
The Social Security Administration defines disability as the inability to work due to a physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for 12 months or result in death. Some people have multiple problems which in combination have the same effect as one severe condition. The side effects of medication can also be a limiting factor for work capacity. SSA will consider all of these issues when deciding your case.
Your medical condition does not have to be permanent, but it needs to last at least 12 months.
Be sure to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney to fully understand the process and options available.