Re: Just got a favorable decision and have tons of questions
In order to get SSDI first you must be out of work for 5 full calendar months (or at severe income limitation due to disability)
Your last day of work was in Nov 2009 so the 5 full calendar month waiting period would be Dec, Jan, Feb, March and April. There is no SSDI payable during the 5 month waiting period. This means the earliest your SSDI begins could be May 1, 2010.
If you are awarded SSDI you will be eligible for back pay. However, when receiving WC income benefits, any WC income benefits you receieve from WC are offset from SSDI.
So as an example let's say your SS is awarded at $2000/mo effective May 1, 2010. But in may you received $1200 in WC income benefits. For that month you'd only be entitled to $800 in SSDI ($2000-$1200=$800).
SSDI can offset any WC income benefits you are receiving but not any medical payments or other WC received.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08