What Happens After a Favorable Decision?
Approved Social Security Disability Claims in Oklahoma City
Once your Social Security Disability claim is approved, you will receive your first disability benefits on the sixth full month after the date that your disability began. By law, disability payments cannot start until you have been disabled for a minimum of five months.
For example, you may have become disabled on January 10th. If the Social Security Administration approves your claim and agrees that this is the date that you were disabled, your first benefits would apply for the month of July. Social Security pays benefits the month after they are due, so you would receive your first benefits in August.
The amount of Social Security Disability benefits you receive will vary depending on your average life earnings. The Social Security Statement you receive in the mail each year includes your lifetime earnings and an estimate of the amount of benefits you may be entitled to receive. You will receive disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work. Your case will therefore be reviewed at regular intervals to determine whether you have improved.
Get Help from an Oklahoma City Social Security Disability Lawyer
If you would like the best opportunity of receiving benefits for your Social Security Disability application, it is recommended that you involve an attorney. A Oklahoma Social Security Disability attorney at our law firm can provide you with the representation, guidance and help that you need in filing your initial application and handling any appeal or hearing that is necessary to seek a positive outcome if your application was initially denied. Your initial consultation to discuss your Social Security application, benefits or appeal is free.
To learn more about our firm's services and to determine what you should do once your claim is approved, contact the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote.