A Word About Back Payment Of Disability BenefitsBy Kenton Koszdin on May 29, 2018 | In Disability Insurance
At times, a claim for Social Security disability benefits involves a determination whether a present or former claimant is entitled to receive a retroactive payment of disability benefits. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office pledges to provide effective and zealous legal representation on behalf of all Social Security disability claimants so that their claim is approved and they are awarded all of the past, present and future benefits to which they are entitled.
Disability benefits are a predetermined payment amount that continues monthly as long as the disability continues. An individual’s record of work earnings primarily determines this monthly payment amount. This is in contrast to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits who receive an amount equal to the maximum amount allowed by Social Security less permissible amounts of income and other assets.
*Retroactive payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If an applicant applies for SSI benefits on March 1, 2018, and they are approved, then March 1, 2018, is the first day the applicant may receive any back payment once benefits are awarded. Therefore, if an application for benefits is approved on September 1, 2018, claimants will receive monthly payments for the six-month period that an eligibility decision was pending.
*Retroactive payment of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security regulations require that an SSDI applicant does not receive any retroactive pay for a five-month waiting period – the first five months of disability. However, applicants are permitted to receive retroactive payment for up to twelve months prior to the date that an SSDI application was filed, of course, provided the applicant was disabled at the time.
Calculating onset dates in SSI and SSDI cases is crucial and confusing. We’ve been representing all types of disability clients for fifteen years. The primary goal of the Kenton Koszdin Law Office is to help our clients get as well as possible physically and financially. Contact us today for a free consultation. We even offer free in-home consultations! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. It will be a pleasure to hear from you. Se habla espańol!