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Will I get a back payment if I get approved for disability with Lupus?

The majority of individuals filing for disability will end up receiving some amount of back pay. That is simply due to the fact that most claims involve appeals and go on for an extended period of time.

Therefore if you apply for disability based on lupus, you may very well get a back payment of disability benefits if you are approved for disability. To explain a bit further, Social Security disability back payments are controlled by the date you file your application for disability. If you have not been able to work, or your earnings are under the SGA monthly earnings limit for seventeen months prior to your filing for disability, you may even receive twelve months of retroactive disability benefits.

Why not seventeen months of disability benefits? Because Social Security has a five-month waiting period for which Social Security disability benefits are never paid. The back payment of benefits will continue to increase each month for the life of your disability claim.

If you are approved at a disability hearing for lupus, your back payment of disability benefits could be substantial.

Conversely, if you file your disability claim the day you stop working there may not be any retroactive benefits if you are approved for disability on your initial disability claim for lupus. You will receive a back payment of benefits if you are approved during the appeal process provided you are approved after the five-month waiting period.

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

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Will I get Social Security Disability back pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability
How much does Social Security Disability SSI pay?
Winning disability benefits, how do I win?
How to win your disability benefits
How to apply for disability for medical conditions
What are the disability requirements for Lupus
Disability for lupus and working
How long will it take to get disability for lupus?
Lupus and disability back pay
Social Security Disability application, how to apply, file
How long to get a disability hearing decision answer?

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

Social Security Disability status, How to check
How to find if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to qualify for disability, who qualifies?
Qualify for disability, eligibility requirements, criteria
How long does a request for a disability hearing take?
How Long Will it Take To Get a Disability Decision Letter from Social Security?
How long does it take to get or be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Applying for disability, how to apply, where to go
When should you File for Disability benefits
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability