What Does Partially Approved Mean When It Comes To Your SSD Decision?
Partially approved means that you don’t get everything you requested in your application for SSD benefits. Usually, it means that your benefits start later than you claimed your disability began. For example, your disability may begin in November, when you claimed you were disabled in February.
What Is The Onset Date Or AOD? Why Is That Important?
Your AOD stands for your Alleged Onset Date and it’s important because it’s the date you claim you became disabled. Social Security looks at that date and they look at the medical evidence around that date to see if you were actually disabled when you allege that your disability began. It’s a problem when your AOD is a date when you were still working. You want to be careful to choose a date when you stopped working and when the evidence was sufficient enough to prove that you were disabled.
When Can Social Security Administration Change Your Alleged Onset Date?
The alleged onset date is the date that you chose. Social Security can’t change the alleged onset date for you. They can suggest that you choose a date which makes more sense because you had stopped working.
When Are The AOD and EOD The Same?
Your AOD is your alleged onset date and your EOD is your established onset date. The AOD and EOD can be the same, if Social Security agrees with your alleged onset date. You could say that you were disabled on February 2, 2015. If Social Security agrees with that date, then your alleged onset date and Social Security’s established onset date are the same.
How Does Your EOD Affect Disability Back Payments If At All?
Social Security won’t pay you for more than one year before you filed your application. If you became disabled in 2005 but you never filed your application until 2018, Social Security is not going to pay 13 years of back benefits. They only pay back benefits up to one year before you filed your application. Your established onset date would be when they start paying you from, as far back as one year.
Can I Receive Benefits From Both Worker’s Compensation And Social Security Disability?
In many cases, you can’t receive full benefits from both Social Security and Worker’s Compensation. In some states, it’s the Social Security benefit that is reduced based on the amount of Worker’s Compensation benefits you’re receiving. In other states, it is the opposite and you receive full Social Security benefits while your Worker’s compensation insurance payments are reduced.
Can I Receive Benefits From Long Term Disability Insurance And Social Security Disability?
Long term disability is a private insurance plan and some of those plans have terms in the agreement that if you receive Social Security benefits, your long term disability benefits can either be terminated or reduced. Many plans won’t allow you to receive full long term disability benefits and Social Security benefits.
Can I Receive Benefits Both From Unemployment And Social Security Disability?
You cannot receive both SSD and unemployment because in order to get unemployment benefits, you have to claim that you are able to work and that you’re looking for a job. This is totally inconsistent with a Social Security disability claim, where you claim that you’re totally disabled and you can’t work.
Can I Receive Benefits From Both Private Insurance Such As A Pension Plan And SSD?
Normally, Social Security will not offset your benefits because of private insurance. You can receive your full Social Security disability benefits and your private insurance benefits.
Can I Continue To Receive Social Security Disability When I Start Collecting Social Security Retirement Benefits?
Social Security will pay you whichever one is higher, between disability and retirements benefits. If your Social Security disability benefit is higher than your retirement benefits, then that’s what you’ll receive. If your retirement benefit is higher than your disability benefit, when you become of age, then you’ll get the retirement benefit.
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