August 2019

What is the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?

sand in hourglass and cash on table August 29th, 2019

When you are approved for SSD benefits, you may be eligible for two separate forms of past due payments. But what are the differences between them? Let’s take a closer look. What is Back Pay? Back pay is benefits that are due to you from the time you applied for disability to the time you…

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How Much Will I Receive Each Month in SSD Benefits?

Social Security card and money August 27th, 2019

If you are approved for SSD benefits, the amount of money you receive will be based on the average of your lifetime earnings before your disability started. These are referred to as covered earnings, which you paid Social Security taxes on. How Does the SSA Calculate Benefits? The SSA uses an equation that takes into…

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SSA Hiring Freeze May Contribute to Increased Backlog in Disability Cases

stacks of paperwork August 13th, 2019

The Social Security Administration recently announced a hiring freeze, which could increase the backlog in Social Security Disability cases. Andrew Saul, the new SSA Commissioner, announced the freeze on July 31, and the notice stated the freeze was enacted in an effort to help improve hearings and field office wait times. The freeze affects all…

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