Upon approval of Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you may be eligible for back-pay. There is not a limit to the amount of back-pay you can receive, and whether or not you are eligible is determined by the date you filed for disability and the date your disability started. For example, if you file for disability twelve months after you became disabled, and the claims process took an additional twelve months to be approved, you may be entitled to 24 months of back-pay if the Social Security Administration established that you were eligible for benefits at the time of your application.
Social Security Disability Benefits Back-Pay Payments
If you have been approved for SSD benefits, and you are entitled to back-pay, you will receive the back-pay sum in one payment. If you have been approved for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits, you will be paid back-pay amounts spread across three payments instead of one payment.
Appealing the Ruling for Social Security Disability with a Charleston, WV SSD Lawyer
If you have been denied benefits, disagree with the amount of benefits you have awarded, or disagree with the amount of back-pay the Social Security Administration is offering, you can appeal the decision. A Social Security disability attorney in Charleston, WV at the office of Jan Dils can offer great guidance and assistance in the appeals process. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will not mislead you, and we do not charge a fee unless we are successful in the approval of your benefits.