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If I get approved for disability on the second application can I have the onset date of my disability changed?

If I get approved for disability on the second full application, is it possible to amend the onset date prior to the first judicial disapproval date (no appeal, but applied second time, three months after disapproval date).

Example: Judicial denial on June 1, 2013 w/onset date April 2011. no appeal but waited to re-apply in September, 2013; after twelve months the following Sept 2014, was approved.

Can I receive back pay, prior to the original denial date, June 1, 2013, with an amended on set date of October 2011 (first date under current neurosurgeon's care until present, 2014, w/ letter proving disability from October 2011 to the present and at least twelve to 18 months to come in the future)?

If you file an onset appeal you may open the door to a denial of disability benefits. When you appeal an onset date, it gives another examiner the chance to review your entire case and if they determine you are not disabled you will lose your disability benefits.

Disability examiners cannot reopen an ALJ decision so the appeal would have to go before another judge and again they may determine you are not disabled. Additionally, the fact that you were under a neurosurgeon's care as of 10/2011 definitely does not guarantee that Social Security would consider you disabled at that point.

A lot of factors go into a disability determination, age, education, previous work, etc. You may have just aged into an allowance for disability benefits, meaning at your current age they were able to use more favorable vocational guidelines for an approval for disability benefits. So really it's up to you whether or not you want to take the chance of losing your disability benefits.

I hope this helps.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Process of a Disability Review

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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
How do you find out if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or even denied?
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
More differences between Social Security Disability and SSI