After you apply for Social Security Disability in Virginia, you may have to wait months or even years before you receive a final decision on your claim. Because it takes so long to process disability claims, most people who are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are owed back payments. If you are approved for benefits you will receive retroactive payments from the date you are found disabled, even if you applied for benefits later.
Social Security Disability backpay can mean thousands of dollars in your pocket. When you’ve been unable to work because of your health, every dollar counts. As your Richmond Social Security Disability lawyer we’ll help you fight for every dollar and medical benefit you’re owed, including backpay and ongoing monthly payments.
Below are answers to some of the most common questions we get about about Social Security Disability backpay in Virginia, Maryland, and elsewhere: