Congratulations. You finally received the important letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) awarding you Social Security disability benefits. But you still have questions about your benefits. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will continue to help you and answer your questions until you actually receive your payments and are on track.
A common question new Social Security disability recipients often have is how far back benefits go. Back pay of disability benefits is a complex issue. In answering this question, your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will consider the SSA’s rule that disability benefits can be paid back to the date of application for up to 12 months, subject to a five-month waiting period.
More simply stated, your disability benefits will be backdated either from five months after the date of the onset of your disability or twelve months before the date you first filed your application, whichever is later.
Once the SSA has issued a favorable decision, you will receive two letters: Notice of Decision letter and Notice of Award. The Notice of Decision letter is simply a “decisional” letter, while the Notice of Award discusses the benefits you will receive. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can answer any additional questions you may have that are not explained.
For more information about your Social Security disability benefits, please call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304.3500 to talk to an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer.