How Are Social Security Disability Back-Payments Calculated?

How Are Social Security Disability Back-payments Calculated? This is a question that many people tend to ask when applying and receiving disability. The answer is not definite since it is determined by several factors. However, there have been claims that the Social Security may owe you more than what you are awarded in your monthly benefits checks depending on how long you have received past benefits. This article is going to look at payments and how they are determined.

Back payments

They are paid for the period between application and approval of your disability benefits. This period is usually takes several months because of the number of people applying for disability benefits. On average the waiting period is for Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI is five months meaning you will be owed get back payments after the 5-month waiting period is over if you qualify.

Retroactive benefits

This type of benefit is only experienced by people receiving SSDI benefits. They are paid for the period between the time you become disabled and the time you applied for SSD benefits. They are paid if you are eligible for the benefits because you would have received them as disability benefits if you had applied earlier. An experienced law firm can help you receive retroactive benefits.

When payments begin

The beginning of SSDI payments is determined by many factors such as disability onset date, application date and the 5-month mandatory period. Onset date is the date that you applied for disability benefits while wait period is the mandatory period that you have to wait after application before you start receiving your benefits.

Legal advice

Our law firm is here to help. You may require the help of an SSDI lawyer in case of errors in your established onset date. This happens where you were disabled for a period of time before applying for the benefits. Carabin Shaw will help you or your spouse in case he/she has questions and issues about dates and payments of Social Security benefits. Contact us day or night at 915.779.2301. The consultation is free and we never charge you a fee unless we win your case.