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Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions

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Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence

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Disability Back Pay for a Child in Kentucky

"How long can it take to get my child's back pay check in KY? I was told by his worker when I went to the apt to sign for it that the process can take up to 90 days. I called a few weeks ago and was told it was sent for direct deposit payment, but have not been paid. It has almost been the 90 days.

Thanks for an answer to my question,"

After reading your question I am not sure where you are in the disability process with your child. You state that you filed a disability application for your child and the representative told you it could take up to 90 days to get a decision. It sounds like you are waiting for a disability decision from the Kentucky state disability agency.

Sometimes disability decisions take longer than ninety days to receive decision. From my experience, if you have not received a formal award notice, they have not made a decision in your case. I am not sure what “being sent for direct deposit” means.

If you have received a formal award notice that states your child is approved for disability benefits and you have been to the end-line SSI disability interview (all SSI disability beneficiaries must have a review of their income and resources once they are medically approved), you may very well be waiting for back pay benefits. Sometimes, it takes more than a few weeks to get a SSI or Social Security disability claim into pay status. If this is the case, you should contact the representative who is working on your child’s claim to determine why there is a delay in your child’s disability benefits.

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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