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?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
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
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
"Are you able to tell me, or is anyone able to tell me when I can expect my first disability check and my back pay check? I am behind on my house payment and my bills and am being threatened to have my utilities shut off. Is my name on a list anywhere for a scheduled payment? My disability was approved on April 17th if that helps."
I cannot say exactly when you will receive your first disability check, however most disability applicant receive their first disability check within four to six weeks of being approved for disability benefits. Your disability back payment of benefits if you are entitled to any may take longer, especially if you were entitled to receive some SSI benefits.
If you were entitled to some SSI disability, Social Security cannot clear your disability back payment through the normal automated process, thus it takes more time to process the award manually.
If you are behind on your house payment, I would contact them and provide them with a copy of your award notice. Due to the current economic climate, mortgage companies often work with homeowners when they are aware they have been approved for disability benefits. I hope this helps answer your question.
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
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