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When are you informed how much you will get for disability after being approved?




 
A person wrote that they had been approved at a disability hearing several weeks ago and were wondering when they would get a letter advising them of their benefits.

I wrote back the following:

It usually happens in this sequence. A person will receive a notice of decision. Sometime after, they receive a notice of award that tells them what they will be getting. However, this can take a while after a hearing. Sometimes, a judge will indicate at the hearing that they will approve the case.

Even when that happens, a person must still wait on the formal notification. This can be a slow wait, however, because the decision letters are written by "decision writers" at the hearings office, not by the actual judges hearing the cases.

The fact that there are backlogs in the system can also be a factor. If you had an attorney or non-attorney representative, you can ask that individual to followup on the case. But, unfortunately, there is no reliable way to predict. I would say that most individuals have not gotten a notice at the three week mark.








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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

What mental problems qualify for disability?
SSI disability status
How to prove you qualify for disability
Qualifying for disability eligibility requirements
How Does Social Security Decide If You Are Disabled
How much does disability pay?
Factors involved in Winning SSDI or SSI Claims
Applying for disability with Degenerative Disc Disease
How long to get a Social Security decision letter?
What Does Social Security Consider To Be a Disability?
The amount of back pay that you receive
Social Security medical disability determination process
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How long can you receive SSI or Social Security disability benefits?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
How Long Does It Take To Get Disability Benefits When You First File?
Can you work if you get SSI disability?
Social Security Disability attorney fees
Am I eligible to receive disability benefits?
What are the non medical requirements for disability
How to get SSI
Approved for disability benefits
SSD SSI disability hearing decision