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When will I get my SSA payment?

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2020 | SSDI

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDB) in Greensboro, be prepared for a long wait. However urgent you need the funds, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can sometimes move at a glacial pace.

When you finally get the go-ahead, and your claim is approved, you may have to wait a little more. The benefits do not start until you enter your sixth complete calendar month of the disability. If your disability began on March 8 this year, the months are counted from April. So September will be the first month you are entitled to the payment. However, these payments are always made once the month has been completed. So you will have to wait until October before you have the check in your hand. 

If the SSA has taken a long time to approve your claim, you can get your payment backdated for a maximum of one year. However, this is little consolation if you are struggling to make ends meet until your payment is approved. That is why it is vital to get help when applying for disability benefits. 

An experienced Greensboro SSDI attorney does not have the magic power to force the SSA to process your claim faster, but they can help you avoid mistakes that make it slower. They can help you ensure your forms are filled in correctly and submitted with the supporting evidence that the SSA requires. It is easy to forget to fill a box, omit a vital document or misunderstand a question. Any error on your part will lead to the SSA returning or querying your application, wasting time and delaying the payment you need.