Can you Receive SSDI Back Pay?

Can you Receive SSDI Back Pay?

If you are an SSDI recipient, then you may be eligible to receive back pay due to the length of time that it takes to process your claim. Applicants who receive SSDI or SSI are allowed to receive back pay that can trace back to the time that they originally filed. In certain cases, a person may even be eligible for back pay from an earlier date. If you want to determine this, then you will probably want a professional on your side to help you work through the different terms of your SSDI agreement.

Sometimes these sorts of contracts can get wildly complicated if you don’t have an informed assistant there to help you. Back payments are normally awarded in one large lump sum if someone is approved for SSDI benefits. When it comes to SSI, the back payments can sometimes be split into multiple payments instead. There are three main factors that determine how much back pay any SSDI applicant may receive.

First of all, the Alleged Onset Date of a Disability is a big factor. This is the date that a person believes that he or she become disabled, in SSDI cases, the Alleged Onset Date or AOD is typically the date that the applicant was no longer able to work because of his or her condition. In SSI cases the AOD may be when the claimant stopped working but the SSA will not recognize the Date of Application as the initial starting point of the disability record.

As well, back pay is determined based on the date of Application. This is the day that a person filed their application for benefits for the SSA. Some SSDI cases may allow back pay one year from the date of the claim, but SSI benefits normally only start on the date of the application. Also, back pay may be awarded based on the waiting period that is associated with SSDI requests. If you want more information about back pay, or believe that you are not receiving back payments that you are entitled to, then you need to contact an SSDI lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Group today for more information.