How Do Back Payments Work With Social Security Disability Benefits?

by | Nov 21, 2015 | Lawyer

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After you have been awarded social security disability payments, it can be easy to become so excited that you forget about important details to closing your case. One of the most important things to guarantee post-approval is that you are given the proper back payments owed to you by the SSA. Thankfully, any talented and experienced social security disability lawyer in NC should be able to help you achieve this goal. To help those in this scenario out, this article provides some insights into how back payments work when being approved for SSA benefits.

The two most important things to be educated about are the “date of disability” and “application date” clauses. Depending on which of these dates comes first, you will be awarded back payments going back to these dates.

When looking at the application date, you simply need to look at when you first filed your completed application or social security disability benefits with the SSA. IN addition to this, some candidates may be considered for payments for up to a year before this application, known as the “retroactive period.”

In the case of “date of disability,” the back payment will be put approximately five months after the EOD, or established onset date of the disability you are receiving social security disability payments for. However, SSI and SSDI payments may differ when it comes to this task depending on your location. To be further educated on this topic, it is important to consult a trusted local social security disability attorney.

Once you know the date you will be retroactively awarded for, you can sit back and wait for your lump sum payment. This payment will include your first payment, as well as all of your back payments. Depending on the size of your lump sum payment, it may be up into a series of three different payments, which will all be a period of six months apart from each other. In some cases, you may be able to adjust this payment plan, so be able to consult your attorney before agreeing on anything major and unchangeable.

Do you need help determining the proper date the SSA will need to back pay you to? If so, please contact the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC team to set up a free consultation. We will work with you to ensure you get the amount you are owed. The path toward a comfortable life with a disability awaits.

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