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Will I receive SSI while I am waiting on a disability hearing?

I filed a claim for SSD and SSI and was denied on the initial application. I now have a lawyer that has been working on my case. I am currently waiting on a hearing to be scheduled. Will I receive SSI while I am waiting on a hearing and for my claim to be settled?

Unfortunately you will receive no benefits until you are approved for disability. The medical determination is made for SSDI and SSI simultaneously, therefore there is no payment until the issue of your disability is settled.

In your specific case, you are waiting for several things to occur:

1. For your Social Security hearing date to be set.

2. For you and your disability attorney to appear before the administrative law judge.

3. For the ALJ to consider the evidence in your disability file as well as consider whatever additional evidence was gathered by your disability attorney.

4. For the ALJ to render a decision and for you receive, after which you will either subsequently be put into pay status or consider other options should be case be denied.

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

Related pages:

the Administrative Law Judge Social Security Disability Hearing
If you have representation, you will simply show up at the hearing with your attorney
What happens at most social security disability hearings
Can a disability attorney speed up my disability case?
The attorney should specialize in representation of SSD and SSI
What is the fee for a disability lawyer if they win your case?
Options after Social Security Disability is Denied in Illinois

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