How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Questions about your Disability back pay and its status
If you are approved for disability, Social Security Disability (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income disability (SSI), the chances are there may be a back payment of benefits. In, fact, it is usually likely considering that the majority of SSDI claims and SSI claims are denied and when they are approved after one or more appeals, quite a bit of time has gone by meaning that Social Security ends up owing the claimant a disability back payment.
If your disability claim was approved at an administrative law judge disability hearing, you most certainly will be entitled to a back payment of disability benefits. Sometimes, it takes some time to get your back payment of benefits, especially if your disability claim had to go before an ALJ (administrative law judge).
Once the judge makes their determination, it is sent to decision writers to create the formal decisional document. From there, the decision is sent to a payment center to effectuate. The payment center is responsible for paying representation fees, completing workman’s compensation offsets, and completing SSI offsets (should a claim be concurrent).
All of this takes time and very often you will receive your first disability benefits prior to receiving your back payment of benefits. There is no way to directly contact the payment center personnel for a status of your back payment and your local office can only check the system to see if they are working on it.
Your experience will most likely be different if you are approved at your initial disability claim, or if you are approved on a reconsideration appeal. Your back payment will most likely come sooner, as a result of local effectuation by the office handling your disability claim. And, you can check for a status of your back payment with the claims specialist (at the Social Security office) working on your disability claim.
If you have a disability lawyer or a disability representative handling your case, of course, that individual will be the individual you should contact to check on the status of your disability back pay.
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Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Receiving a Disability Award Letter
Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
The listings, list of disabling impairments
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application
Filing for disability - when to file
How to apply for disability - where to apply
Qualifications for disability benefits
How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits
Qualifying for Disability - The Process
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
Social Security Disability SSI definitions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
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Who can help me file for disability?
Can you be approved for disability without having to go to a hearing?
For what medical conditions can you be approved for disability?
Back payment for SSDI and SSI
How far back will Social Security pay a back payment?
How far back will SSI be paid?
Getting a disability lawyer or disability rerpesentative
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Do I need an attorney to win disability?
How Long Does It Take To Go Before A Judge For Disability?
Will a Judge give you an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical conditions
Social Security Disability lawyer fee
Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
Going to a medical exam for Social Security Disability or SSI
Filing for disability - How to file the disability application
Do you need a lawyer to file for disability?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
How does back pay for Social Security Disability work?
Your Social Security Disability Status
How do you find out if a disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to check Social Security Disability Status
Applying for disability, what medical conditions can you apply for?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
How much does disability pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability or SSI?
How long will it take to get a disability decision letter?
Social Security Disability and SSI Medical Exams
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security Disability?
How Long to get a Disability Hearing decision?
How long to get disability benefits after you receive an award notice?
Social Security Disability and Working
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
How To Get Disability Through SSDI or SSI Approved
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Partial disability benefits from Social Security
Can I Qualify For Disability for Depression?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
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