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Michelle
I applied SSDI in June 2016,

I applied SSDI in June 2016, was awared SSI 2017. Benefit payment will be $490 a month. I thought SSI benefits were more. I have not worked since June 2016. No reason given for not receiving SSDI benefits.

Hi Michelle,

Hi Michelle,
The SSA awards SSI benefits depending on income, living situation, marital status and other factors that may affect your benefit amount.

greg
How does social security

How does social security determine the amount of SSDI I am eligible for? I worked for 31 years in the same job and my SSDI is a little over 1400/month. Seems rather small for all the years I paid in. How can I find out if I am due more?

Hi Greg,

Hi Greg,

The SSA uses your Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME) and Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) to calculate your benefits.

I would recommend speaking with an SSA representative if you believe you are due more.

Best Wishes,
Eric

unknown
I know that does not seem

I know that does not seem like a lot from all the yrs, you been working I get that, but if you are getting that much from SSD you are doing good, some only get $400 or $500 and maybe $900 also think depends if you have a lot in savings or investments pension or maybe 401 k but not positive might want to call an lawyer or attorney if you think you should get more sometimes your information soccail sercurity can be wrong too they are always saying make sure if you see anything wrong with your earnings over the yrs to contact ssd because that can affect your monthly checks. Good luck

Jeff
Hi I have a question.. I

Hi I have a question.. I finally have my hearing date it's July 10, 2017.. so 17months of waiting for hearing plus all the other time applying and being denied 2 times so over 2yrs waiting.. any ways I was looking at back pay calculator and I put my date of application in, my onset date and what ssa said my estimated benefit would be.. well it says "Number of Retroactive Months 23 but can be no more than 17" what is that and it also says "Months Backpay 32" so will I get 32 months of backpay plus 17months or just 32...

Thanks

Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,
It would depend on the type of benefits that you were approved for, but you may be eligible for up to 32 months, if you're receiving SSDI benefits.

Jeff
Hi, thanks

Hi, thanks

Well I'm applying for both but if I get ssdi, what is the difference between backpay and retroactive pay.. the more money I get back the better

Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,
Back Pay is for the time that you had applied but did not receive those benefits, and retroactive pay is pay for when you were qualified for benefits but did not receive them.

Frustrated
Does this process really take

Does this process really take this long, or are they hoping people will just die waiting for there benefits they worked all there life deserve, I know there are a lot of people , applying then they need to hire more people to take care of these claims , some people are starving and on one day closer getting kicked to the curb, because they have used up all there savings or 401 k plans just to make it day to day, this is just unacceptable the reading a lot of peoples questions and replies to now find out even if you are approved it takes another 5 months to even get a check are you kidding me, if we owed the social security because they paid us too much they would take it back in a heart beat or take us to court ... so frustrated are world has come to this, they just on the eldery, poor and disabled everyday

Hello,

Hello,

I understand your frustration, unfortunately this process take a long time. Wishing you nothing but the best.

-Eric

Brenda
Hello,

Hello,
My daughter was approved for ssi benefits in 2011 but I had moved and my mail was taken without my knowledge by my former landlord and thrown away so when they tried to contact me they we're not able too and so I just found out today during my interview regarding my daughter and once again applying for ssi benefits for her. I tried to explain that I moved and my mail it as illegally thrown out by my former landlord and how I had to enter shelter placement immediately in order to help my family who at time we're homeless after moving. I didn't think my daughter had been approved because I didn't receive any mail before I moved and afterwards. I am in desperate need of anybody's help please I wanted to know now that I am reapplying is there any chance I can appeal this and my daughter can get approval from back when I first applied in 2011???? Thank you so very much. I hope you can help my daughter and our family. Thanks!!!

Hi Brenda,

Hi Brenda,

I am so sorry to hear that. I would recommend speaking to a disability rights advocate or attorney about your situation. Wishing you and your family nothing but the best.

-Eric

Christi
I was just approved by the

I was just approved by the judge yesterday for my disability. Said my SSI would start first. My question is I have to move to another state will that effect my disability. Have not got letter yet?

Hi Christi,

Hi Christi,

If you have been approved for SSI in one state, you will continue receiving benefits if you move to a different state, since the SSA is a federal program and not a state one.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Meghan
I finally had my hearing

I finally had my hearing after waiting over two years. All medical documents were up to date and the vocational expert said there are not any jobs I can do. I got denied and I am 63 year's old. I don't understand why or how this could happen neither does my attorney. The 13 page denial had conditions that I don't have and never did. He direguarded all of my doctor's paperwork and chose to go with what a doctor that I saw for five minutes at a certain appointment. What's going on with the system

Hi Meghan,

Hi Meghan,

I am so sorry to hear that. Wishing you nothing but the best.

-Eric

sally
Omg! That is awful can your

Omg! That is awful can your lawyer take to the court again? I'm 57 and still waiting for my answer. I hope things work out for you ! I Know the waiting can be stressful but don't give up keep fighting !

Hi Sally,

Hi Sally,
During some parts of the appeals process, a lawyer could appeal the SSA's decision.

Ms. Canon
Hi I just found out I was

Hi I just found out I was approved finally for ssd, but I never gave them my banking information for direct deposit will they just send my first check in the mail or will I have to set up direct deposit before I receive any kind of $ not sure if they send out paper checks anymore ? Thanks

Hello,

Hello,

The SSA does not send out paper checks anymore, so you will have to set up a direct deposit account. You can do so here:https://www.ssa.gov/deposit/

Best Wishes,
Eric

Charles Beck
I filed for disabitty in 2003

I filed for disabitty in 2003 and was approved in 2010 but they called me a week later and said the only way the judge would sign off on. It was if i would agree to 1 year so instead of 50r60 thousand I didn't even get 5 is it to late now

Hi Charles,

Hi Charles,

I would recommend speaking to your disability lawyer or advocate about that matter.

Best Wishes,
Eric

unknown 2017
Been going on about 3 1/2

Been going on about 3 1/2 weeks now , social security called me and asked me some questions so I answered them, then she said the information I gave her gave her decision on my case, and start watching the mail should get a letter in the mail, still waiting on this letter.... grrrr. The way she was talking 3 1/2 weeks ago like I was going to be getting something with in a couple days and now almost the end of March still nothing . They should not even say stuff like that , they are playing on peoples emotions, we have bills to pay and rent and to try to keep creditors off our backs. if they do not know they should not get our hopes up. Now my car insurance I due and hoping they will let me wait until next payday to pay it. I know from what read does take a while to even get paid if you are approved even if you get the letter but at least I will know if I'm approved or denied so I can start figuring something else out, I do not know how much longer I can prolong my creditors before they start taking me to court because behind on my bills. I bet if I owed social security they would want their money ASAP ! Everyone on here wanting to know were there money has been working all there lives to help others out when In time in need and that is fine, that is what SSD SSI is for it is not a hand out is for when we get to retire or don't make it because we got hurt or got sick and can't work anymore it is not hand out or we are not lazy we just simply cant work anymore because of our disability , but life still goes on and the bills do not stop coming we have families to feed and rent and bills , Just sad when we are due our money we have to wait and wait and wait, but they had no problem taking out of our checks ever week or 2 weeks all of our lives and now we need it and they can take all the time they want or if we owed them because they over paid us , they would want it ASAP! Just not fair sorry for venting too much just upset and stressed out !

Hello,

Hello,

I am so sorry to hear about that. I get that it is a stressful process. Wishing you nothing but the best.

-Eric

Megan
I just filed for ssd benefits

I just filed for ssd benefits today, so very nervous, from what I have been reading very long process, hope I can make it through this without losing my house and other belongings, I already did this without out a lawyer, but seenning some of the issues I seen from others that filed, maybe I should have gotten a lawyer, is it too late now since I already filed to hire a lawyer now. Thanks

HI Megan,

HI Megan,
It's not to late to get in touch with a lawyer! You can reach out to one by filling out this form:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation

Veronica Kennedy
Can anyone help me?

Can anyone help me?
I applied for SSDI Aug 2014, Had hearing with ALJ January​ 10, 2017, Received a fully favorable decision in the mail on March 15, 2017. My disability date is January 12, 2014. Now I am waiting for award letter to come.
I'm currently homeless(house was forclosed after disability and loss of job due to disability), but once monthly payments start we can rent a small place.
My questions are;
1 - When will monthly payments begin?
2 - Do my two children automatically get benifits as well?
3 - If not, when should I apply for benifits for them?
4 - Do my children get back pay as well?

If anyone can help me put my mind at ease I would appreciate it!!! Thank you for your time and help. Have a wonderful day. I hope you get your cases closed with a happy outcome as well. I know how frustrating the process may be.

Hi Veronica,

Hi Veronica,

- It usually takes up to 90 days to get your first SSDI payment.

-If you qualify for SSDI, your children can qualify too, so you should apply for benefits for them.

-If you qualify for backpay, your children may be able to receive back pay as well.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Michelle
I was told ssd was only going

I was told ssd was only going back one year for backpack because of Obama. My back pay should be for 3 year's.

Hi Michelle,

Hi Michelle,

You might want to speak with a SSA representative or a SSD lawyer or advocate.

Best Wishes,
Eric

michele
I got my decision letter

I got my decision letter march 17 2017. said fully favorable since nov 20th 2014. then I had a review from ssi to see if I get that, that was done on march 27th. I have no money and its all about waiting, how long does it take ssi to make there decision and how long do I have to waitfor award letter for ssdi. my son is turning 18 in may and going in the army would like to have some money so we can enjoy doing something before he leaves since he has not how much because of this waiting game the govement does

HI Michele,

HI Michele,

It usually takes up to 90 days to get your first SSDI payment.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Tim
I received my first

I received my first disability check in dec 2016 but no back pay. When should I receive my back and lawyer got paid in nov 2016

Hi Tim,

Hi Tim,

That is unfortunate because usually it takes 60-90 days. I would recommend reaching out to the SSA.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Theresa
Hi I had my appeal hearing in

Hi I had my appeal hearing in October 4,2016. I'm awaiting a letter of confirmation. Would anyone know how long this could take. I live in western Pennsylvania. My lawyer first told me 60 days

Hi Theresa,

Hi Theresa,

It usually takes around 90 days, so I would contact the SSA and speak to your lawyer again.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Georage 54
I just found out I was

I just found out I was approved for disability , will I get continue to get monthly payments until I die, or is this just temporary and will social security make me reapply again down the road?

Hi there,

Hi there,
You would be eligible for disability benefits until you reach full retirement age, at which time your benefits would convert to retirement benefits at the same benefit amount.

Paul p
I went into a depression plus

I went into a depression plus panic on October 30 2011. I was 53, I isolated from everyone, everyone for 6 months although I began counseling to help me work again then sold every single thing I had including my home good car bought a junk junk? So I could keep ins. I began seeing doctots : theorist immediately in 2011. After failing to get bavk together I was literally talked into filing a claim, which I did, in march 2015, thank god because I now live in a garage I lost ins, in December and won't be able to get meds as they are expensive. ODAR after I was turned down Thur both and reconsideration, I filed for a hearing.
BUT SHORTLY after I received a letter from ODAR asking for a year pior to my 2011 onset date, medical and 15 years of work history which i swear I hsve but maybe not 15 years. I quify for SSDI from working and the OTR SAUD return adsp as I may get a fully favorable approval. If they give that without changing my onset date I stated being 1st sept 2011. And waited trying to get better saleing all I owned. Trying. Could my back pay go as far as back as my alleged onset date of 2012. Or filing date of I think month was FEB 2015, year I know!

Sorry for long post!

Hi Paul,

Hi Paul,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Hang in there!

Betty
Can u b awarded ssi for the 5

Can u b awarded ssi for the 5 month waiting period?????

Hi Betty,

Hi Betty,
If you have already been approved for SSDI benefits, you may not be eligible for SSI benefits at the same time unless your award for SSDI benefits is under the federal benefit rate of $735 a month and you meet the financial resource requirements.

Frank
I filed back in August of

I filed back in August of 2016 and check social security website very once and awhile and noticed this most recent update, Until I get a letter in the mail I don't really read into much into it, but looks like it is getting close the most update is today...what do you guys think
04/05/2017

Benefit Application Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information.
03/09/2017

We started reviewing the decision made by the Disability Determination Service for accurate processing of your benefit application.
09/22/2016

The Disability Determination Service for your state started processing the medical portion of your benefit application.
08/31/2016

We started reviewing your Disability benefit application.
08/30/2016

Your Disability benefit application was submitted.
08/30/2016

Your online Disability benefit application was started.

Hi Frank,

Hi Frank,
I really could not say if this alters the status of your case, it looks like they have determined that you may be medically qualified for benefits, and now they may be reviewing other parts of your case.

Cher
OPM disability retirement in

OPM disability retirement in 1999. Managed my disability till 2010 things started going downhill with my condition BUT did not apply for SSDI till 2017. Is there a certain number of years that social security can consider that is less than 7 years?

Hi Cher,

Hi Cher,
You may not be eligible for benefits as you had not been working at least five of the last ten years. You may want to contact the SSA for further details, you can do so by calling them at 1-800-772-1213.

Ashley B
I have heard sometimes you

I have heard sometimes you will get your first payment, before you get your reward letter, I applied back in August 2016 but never remember giving my bank account information. Put heard if you do get a deposit it is from the treasury. I always my tax returns deposited into my checking account every year, could is there anyway it still can be deposited with them already knowing my banking information or if I'm approved will I still have to set up for direct deposit through social security, I still go on my checking account and see if I might have funds from disability in my checking account ... but I think I have to sign up right ?

Hi Ashley,

Hi Ashley,
Yes, you would need to inform the SSA that you would like direct deposit and they can set up your accounts for them to deposit the funds directly.

DEBI
I was told that a decision as

I was told that a decision as been made, just process the benefit application, should I read anything into that, or should I not get too excited yet? They posted that on 4/9/2017 . If you are denied does a denied letter come faster then award letter, they do not tell you too much just curious by experience does anybody know? My life depends on this, I really need approval if I get denied I do not know what I will do .
Thanks

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