I won my case

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 15:00

I received notification on the 22nd, that i had won my Adjudication and Review. The Decision was "Fully Favorable".

How long now is the "average" wait period for payments to begin? Any help on this will greatly be appreciated.



Molly C (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:08 Permalink

Your award letter should give you some idea of when you can expect to receive your first payment. If you haven't received payment by the date specified in your award letter, I would suggest calling your local Social Security office. An SSA representative will be able to give you further assistance. Good luck!

James (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:08 Permalink

I receive letter saying fully favorable on April 22, 2013, hearing was April 4, 2013. Initial letter didn't give start date of payment or even how much, but did say on set date Sept 5, 2011. it also said my entitlements went till Dec 31, 2015, why is that

B (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:08 Permalink

I hired a lawyer 10/2011. Our financial arrangemenet was 25% of my SSI monthly. Judge awarded Disability on 4/13, and post dated to 2006. I didn't realize I would get back money or that my son would get money. The Lawyer now wants me to sign a 25% of award contract. Do I have to sign this when we already made other arrangements? They called me after award and ask me to sign a 25% after I have been paying him into a trust account. Should he get money back to 06 when he only represented me as of 10/11. Should Lawyer get any of my son's money when we didn't know or talk about that? Because he is my attorney can he force disability to give him 25% of my and my son's award?

Joy (not verified)
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 15:06 Permalink

I had my hearing this past Wednesday. The judge has already stated that he approved my disability. So what happens next . Is there any way I can find out how much I will be receiving


In reply to by Joy (not verified)

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:30 Permalink

Hi Joy,
Generally you will receive a letter containing all the information about your approval.


In reply to by Thomas Boarts jr (not verified)

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:28 Permalink

Hey Thomas!

We are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government, so that isn't something we can help with. You can try calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213, checking your MySSA account, or calling your lawyer for an update if you worked with one! Best of luck to you!

stephon johnson (not verified)
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:21 Permalink

if you dotn mind me asking what symptoms you had ot make you win your case


In reply to by stephon johnson (not verified)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 10:03 Permalink

Hi there,
The SSA approves people for disability based on their ability to work rather than the symptoms they have, generally.

Deborah (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:15 Permalink

I received a federal disability retirement (FERS) in February 2014 and have been collecting an annuity. I was initially denied social security disability insurance (SSDI). I obtained an attorney and appealed the decision. In a letter dated December 2016 I was advised that I was granted a fully favorable decision, which dates back to August 2014. My question is, will I have to pay back OPM a portion of my lump some payment since they would normally subtract 60% of my monthly SSDI had I been approved when I first applied? I was told during my employer disability counseling session that I would not have to return any overpayments to OPM and that the deductions to my annuity would to be retroactive, but I cannot seem to find anything in writing regarding this kind of scenario.


In reply to by Deborah (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:40 Permalink

Hi Deborah,
I can't really be sure, but if OPM determines an overpayment, they will contact your regarding it.

mikey (not verified)
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:49 Permalink

I had my alj judge hearing finally and got turned down for ssdi but for ssi it says a Medical decision has been made and they are processing The decision that was made on The 28th on last month. Also The same Day The ssdi turned me Down.What does that metan.


In reply to by mikey (not verified)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:53 Permalink

Hi Mikey,
You may have been approved for SSI benefits, which are income and financial resource based benefits.

Erica Ingram (not verified)
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

I was approved for SSI and SSDI I was originally fully favored 4/28/17 I had the perc meeting for SSI on 5/15/17 put the ss website it's saying social security disability approved 5/23/17 and For the SSI disability still processing I'm confused and how for I receive back pay


In reply to by Erica Ingram (not verified)

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

Hi Erica,

Congrats on getting approved! You should be entitled to backpay for when you first applied for benefits.

Best Wishes,

Leroy (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:46 Permalink

Had my SSI hearing 11-30-17 and VE says that theres no light work i can to in my past work. ALJ tells me its easier to be approved at 55, im 57. Afterwards court reporter, i think that who he was! Calls me into his office and tells me he think im gonna be approved. Are those good signs?

Truly Confused (not verified)
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:56 Permalink

Could someone PLEASE give me some advice because I'm a little confused? I received a call from my attorney saying I was approved but he was sending me a paper that I needed to sign this form so that if I was awarded backpay he would get his money. He did mention a hearing in approximately 75 days. He asked that I make sure that his office has all my Dr's visits etc. When he said I was approved I thought he ment that my disability was approved, but now I hear that it is EJA hearing. Can anyone please tell me what this? What this means? What are my chances of winning? For the first time in 7 yrs I felt a little bit of relief for about a week and now I feel all that pressure again because if not knowing what exactly is going on and just the unknown.

Terri (not verified)

In reply to by Truly Confused (not verified)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:08 Permalink

This is so identical to mine. It sounds like we are at the same place. I'm glad I'm not the only one out there that's confused and feels like I have the pressure of the entire world sitting on my shoulders.

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