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Statute of Limitations on initial filing?

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3,050 words with 5 Comments; publish: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 16:00:00 GMT; (90046.88, « »)

Does anyone know if you have x amount of time from the onset of disability to the initial application?

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    • ssa from what i am told will go back to the last day you worked or up to a year from the date you file.say your disability began in august and you dont file till january and you have all the info they need for a decision they can either like i said start your onset date from august or if your illness was severe enough they can go back up to one year prior to filing.there is a 5 month waiting period with ssd and then the 6 month would be your entitlement date for payment.like in my case my illness started over 4 yrs ago but i worked up to 10 months a yr.ssd would not go back that far even though i had medical evidence.so i had to stop work completly when my illness took a turn for the worse last yr.and they are going by my last day of work.but every case is different.i hope this is the info you would looking for if not keep responding and someone will help on here.good luck..
      #1; Sun, 16 Dec 2007 23:56:00 GMT
    • You can apply for SSDI at any time during your disability. Keep in mind, tho, that there are definite benefits to applying asap. One is that they 'freeze' your earnings record which will help you when retirement time rolls around. If you are living on a reduced disability income for any length of time, and not paying into the system, it will significantly reduce your monthly benefit as well as your family max. Also, if you don't apply asap, you have to wait longer to receive the benefits of medicaid insurance.

      So, if you haven't applied yet but are thinking about it, please weigh your options. Don't worry about any deadlines if you've been disabled for a while. They'll take your app but you'll have to let them know if you've been working during your disability, too.

      #2; Sun, 16 Dec 2007 23:57:00 GMT
    • It also depends upon whether you are applying for SSI or SSDI. Depending upon various factors you need to have roughly worked 5 of the past 10 years to qualify for SSDI. Therefore if you have not worked enough quarters for whatever reason, you'll not be eligible. This is not the case with SSI as it is welfare and not based on past work history/earnings. It is means tested, however. You must meet strict eligibility standards to qualify.

      Whatever the situation, the worse thing you can do is wait to make an application. The sooner you start the process, the better off you'll be.


      #3; Sun, 16 Dec 2007 23:58:00 GMT
    • [QUOTE=kaybee]You can apply for SSDI at any time during your disability. (snip) Also, if you don't apply asap, you have to wait longer to receive the benefits of medicaid insurance.[QUOTE]

      Did you mean MEDICARE benefits? Most people who qualify for SSDI benefits make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. They are, however, eligible for Medicare benefits after two years.


      #4; Sun, 16 Dec 2007 23:59:00 GMT
    • I'm on SSDI and I have medicare and medicaid (qmb only...no prescription coverage). You don't get medicare til after you've been on disability for atleast 24 months. :nono:
      #5; Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT