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Can I get Retroactive SSI 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

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria