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Social Security Award Letter and being due a substantial back pay amount

Here is a question that was received and answered.

"I just received my award letter, with my benefit amount and such. According to the letter I'm due a substantial back pay amount. The letter stated that they had to determine any SSI benefits I got, which were none. Will my back pay be expedited because I didn't get any SSI benefits? My letter says I qualified for SSI, but my SSDI amount was larger, so that was all I was going to collect."

Your award letter addresses the fact that you most likely filed for both Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income disability simultaneously.

The letter stated that you were qualified for SSI and they would have to determine if you were eligible for disability benefits or not. SSI is a need based disability program that has income and resource limits. If you meet those limits you may qualify for SSI benefits.

Many individuals meet the income and resource requirements of SSI disability prior to becoming eligible for their Social Security disability benefits because there is a five-month waiting period for Social Security beneficiaries. Social Security pays no disability benefits during this time.

While many are eligible for SSI disability benefits, you may not be entitled to SSI disability benefits. If that is the case, you should receive your disability back pay expeditiously.

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

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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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

How to file for disability, filing tips
What to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
Will you get disability back pay?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Social Security Disability SSI status
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
Who will qualify for disability and what qualifying is based on
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
Important points about filing for disability
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
How to get disability in Florida