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What happens after you are approved for SSD benefits?

Being approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a huge relief for individuals in Philadelphia, particularly if approval was a long time coming. After all, many individuals who suffer from a serious injury or illness may find that SSD benefits are the crucial lifeline they need to support themselves financially. So what exactly happens after you have been approved for SSD benefits?

First of all, you may wonder, when will I begin receiving SSD benefits? According to the Social Security Administration, once an individual's application has been approved, that individual will begin receiving SSD benefits beginning six full months following the date that the SSA determined the individual became disabled. Therefore, if an individual became disabled starting in May, upon approval of that individual's application, that individual will begin receiving benefits in November. Also, it is important to keep in mind that a person will receive their SSD benefits the month after that for which the SSD benefits are owed. For example, SSD benefits that are due for October will be distributed to the individual owed them in November.

Second of all, you may wonder, what amount of SSD benefits will I receive? While this post cannot guarantee what amount of benefits you are eligible for, in general, an individual's SSD benefits are based on the average earnings accumulated in that individual's lifetime that are covered by Social Security.

The general information in this post cannot promise any specific result when it comes to determining when an individual's SSD benefits will be paid out and in what amount. Fortunately, Social Security disability attorneys are available to assist individuals seeking more information about SSD benefits.

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