If you have been found disabled, the next step is to start receiving your benefits. Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will go over with you the amount you should expect and whether you will be receiving back benefits.
A Notice of Award is the document that explains the details of your benefits, and it will arrive by mail around the same time a check for past-due benefits arrives or your direct deposit of benefits begins. Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will explain that the Notice of Award will detail the amount of benefits paid to you and the amount that will go directly to pay your attorney’s fees. It will also describe your eligibility for Medicare and prepare you for any ongoing review of your benefits.
While the SSA may have listed a certain amount in your Social Security file, this amount may change before you start receiving any benefits. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can clarify any recalculations that may be due to changes in your earnings or cost of living increases since your approval.
Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney will point out the “date of entitlement” as the date from which your benefits will begin. There is a five-month waiting period from the date on which you were found disabled in order for benefits to go into effect. Back benefits will only go as far back as twelve months prior to your filing date.
An Ocala Social Security disability attorney at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC can help ensure that you receive disability benefits. Call 352-304-5300.