While temporary disability may not have the same long-term effects as a permanent disability, it is still important to understand the issues surrounding your present situation. You still must consider when and whether it is feasible for you to return to your current job or to find other temporary work instead. Vocational rehabilitation can be a great help in a quick return to work. The Social Security Administration, while it does not provide these services, is able to help pay for them under certain circumstances.
Planning Notes: If there is a possibility that your disability may become permanent, you should review the Life Event page regarding Permanent Disability to help prepare yourself financially.