Q: If I am approved, when will my payments start?

A: Generally, your first monthly check should arrive within 60 days of your favorable decision.  Keep in mind, that you are not eligible for benefits during the first 5 months of your disability under the Title II program.  There are other issues which can affect your back pay.  For instance, if you received workers’ compensation benefits, the Administration will need that information in order to calculate your benefits.

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