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Receiving Disability Benefits

Published on October 14th, 2019

When you choose to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire a disability attorney near Maryville in order to make the process go smoothly and efficiently. The approval process can take months, and sometimes years to come through, so make sure you have a lawyer in your corner helping you with every step.

SSI Approval

If you applied for Supplemental Security Income and you were approved, it’s possible to begin receiving payments immediately. The payments come in on the first of the month unless it’s a Sunday—then you’ll receive it the weekday before.

SSDI Approval

If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance, the process is a bit different when it comes to payments. Once you’re approved for disability, there is a five-month wait period before you receive the first payment and those that follow.

SSDI payments actually depend on the recipient’s birthday, meaning that if you were born between the first and 10th of the month, you’ll receive benefits the second Wednesday of each month. If you were born between the 11th and 20th of the month, you get payments on the third Wednesday. Those who were born from the 21st to the end of the month will receive payments on the fourth Wednesday.

Back Pay

Make sure you ask your disability attorney serving Maryville about Back Pay—the Social Security Disability benefits you would have received if your claim was approved immediately. It’s possible to receive accrued Back Pay after you are approved for either SSI or SSDI benefits.

Contact Kenneth Miller & Associates

Contact us today to figure out the timeline of your application process and your approval. We will fight for your Social Security benefits to relieve your stress and help you get the payment you deserve.

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