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About Expedited Disability Benefits: Emergency Advance Payments

By Kenton Koszdin on June 14, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

About Expedited Disability Benefits: Emergency Advance Payments

In some cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may commence the payment of benefits sooner than usual. These payments are often made while a decision regarding benefit eligibility is pending. The SSA will make a one-time expedited payment of benefits when an applicant has a financial emergency.

The SSA may make one emergency advance payment to new applicants who have a financial emergency and are due SSI benefits that are delayed or not yet received. The maximum emergency advance payment an applicant may receive is the smallest of:

 

 

  • the SSI Federal benefit rate (plus any federally administered State supplement);
  • the total amount of the benefits due; or
  • the amount requested for the financial emergency.

Applicants who are due to receive SSI benefits, including those based on PD or PB, that are delayed or not yet received; may receive immediate payments provided they are facing a “financial emergency” based on having insufficient financial resources to pay for shelter, food, clothing or medical care.

The SSA will subtract the emergency advance payment from the payments already due to an applicant and pay the difference. If an applicant is not due past payments, the SSA will subtract the emergency advance payment from current monthly benefits in up to 6 monthly installments.

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