When Does My Back Pay Start?

If you are disabled and unable to work, your most pressing concern is "When does my back pay start?" In most cases, you need the money as soon as possible to pay your bills.

At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, our experienced St. Louis Social Security disability lawyers will give you the one-on-one service you deserve. We will carefully listen to all of your questions and concerns regarding Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income ( SSI) cases.

Are you asking "When does my back pay start?" For answers about your Social Security disability pay, contact us online or call us at 314-231-6660 or toll free 877-213-7793.

Wondering When Does My Back Pay Start? Ask Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, Missouri

The first thing to understand is the difference between regular disability insurance and SSI, Supplemental Security Income. With SSDI, there is a mandatory waiting period: nobody gets benefits for the month they rule you became disabled and for the next five calendar months. That raises another question: what if you don't apply for two or three years? In that case, you can get a maximum of 12 months back pay before the month you filed your application, paid in a lump sum.

On the other hand, with SSI, the earliest benefits can begin is the month after you file an application. It does not matter how long you've been disabled when you apply. Finally, SSI back pay is paid out over up to three installments, every 6 months.

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