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What do you need to know about SSD benefits payments?

On Behalf of | Oct 24, 2019 | Social Security Disability

When people in Ohio apply for Social Security Disability benefits, they usually know that the process to get approved can be difficult and time consuming. However, they also know that they have paid into the SSD benefits system their entire working career and, if those benefits are needed due to some injury or illness, they are entitled to receive those benefits. But, what happens when an application for SSD benefits is actually approved? What do our readers need to know about Social Security Disability benefits payments?

Well, for starters, it is important to know when you will begin to receive SSD benefits payments once that initial application is approved. According to the Social Security Administration, in order to determine when payments begin, it must be determined when the disability in question began. From that date, benefits will be paid six months after the disability began. Also, benefits are paid “one month behind,” meaning that, for example, if a person is due a SSD benefits payment in October, then that payment will actually be paid out in November.

The amount of the actual SSD benefits payment is also important and will vary depending on the facts at hand. The payment is based on a formula wherein the recipient’s lifetime earnings are considered. Also, there are other benefit payments, such as workers’ compensation, which may impact and reduce an individual’s SSD benefit amount.

The details of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated at times. Anyone in Ohio who believes they may be entitled to SSD benefits may need to get more information about the process from their own unique application perspective.