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About Expedited Disability Benefits: Immediate Payments

By Kenton Koszdin on June 13, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

About Expedited Disability Benefits: Immediate Payments

In certain circumstances, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may start paying applicants benefits before a final decision is made on their claim. The SSA may make an immediate payment to applicants who face a financial emergency.

The immediate payment may not be more than $999.00. These payments may be made to both recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) whose benefits are delayed and new applicants.

Thus, 1) individuals who have filed their initial applications for SSI benefits, or already receiving benefits; and 2) individuals who are due SSI benefits, including those based on PD or PB, that are delayed or not yet received; may receive immediate payments as long as they are facing a “financial emergency” based on having insufficient financial resources to pay for shelter, food, clothing or medical care.

The SSA will recover any immediate payments it makes to an applicant, typically by deducting the immediate payment from the first regular payment due the applicant. The decision to issue an immediate payment is entirely within the discretion of the SSA and therefore may not be appealed by applicants who have no formal appeal rights.

My staff and I are dedicated to helping our clients establish eligibility for disability and workmen’s compensation benefits. It’s difficult enough recovering from suffering a disability or work-related injury, you must obtain and receive the financial means necessary to support yourself and family during your recovery. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office exists to help individuals in your situation. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office 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!

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