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How Long Will It Take to Receive My First Benefits Check?

  • Published: September 13, 2012

While there is no requirement to do so, you may wish to have an Ocala Social Security disability attorney in your corner as you proceed with your claim. Many situations can arise which are difficult to handle without legal assistance. Even after you are approved for SSD, an attorney may be useful if your first check does not arrive promptly.

Typical Wait for First Check

It will take a bit of time for the Social Security Administration to complete the processing of your claim, but generally claimants can expect their first disability check 1-2 months after they receive notice of approval. This check should include back benefits. If, in addition, you filed for SSI, your check will be delayed considerably longer.

If Your Check Doesn’t Arrive

In the event that your first check doesn’t arrive after 3 months, it is possible that a paperwork mishap occurred. You will need to contact the payment center to determine what the nature of the delay is.

Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney can prove quite useful in helping you work with SSA to work out whatever issue has occurred. Numerous problems can occur that take considerable effort to resolve, such as a discrepancy about the amount of back pay you are entitled to.

If you become disabled to the extent that you are unable to work, you may be eligible for SSD benefits. Call Ocala Social Security disability attorney CJ Henry for a consultation today at (352) 304-5300.

Claudeth Henry

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