Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
More questions about SSD and SSI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Tips — how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Can I get Retroactive SSI Disability Benefits?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
"Will I be able to collect retroactive SSI disability benefits?"
Retroactive disability benefits pertain to Social Security disability (SSD) benefits only because it involves a back payment of disability benefits of up to twelve months prior to the applicant’s filing date. If they are approved for disability benefits during the retroactive period, they may receive retroactive benefits along with the back pay disability benefits owed from the initial filing date until they receive their disability approval.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability beneficiaries have no retroactive back pay disability benefits because eligibility for disability benefits begins with the filing date and no earlier. Disability back pay benefits can only begin with the application filing date for SSI beneficiaries.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions