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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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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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