Re: Fully Favorable Bench Decision!!!
Congrats on the bench decision @ your ALJ hearing GAbrook. Don't worry about the pending part. It is SS's way of saying we are slow but we are working on it. With an EOD of OCT 2009, this should result in a pretty hefty backpay for you even after the 5 month waiting period is factored in and you should be eligible for medicare right away. Unfortunately even after you win your SSDI claim, it still is somewhat of a waiting game with SS waiting on the backpay, approval letter, award letter. and that 1st monthly SS payment. After you finally get all the things I just mentioned, the waiting game is over. It becomes pretty much smooth sailing after that. The monthly checks then arrive like clockwork on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Wednesday of each month depending on the date you were born. Again, congrats and welcome to healthboards.