Ok, I apparently should have my approval today or Monday, and the money to me by the first week of December (delayed due to Thanksgiving holiday I was told). Yeah!!! I am actually relieved at this point, will be more so when I get the call that it has been approved
Anyhow, I am a single mom to a teenage son. I thought, until I read it a short bit go, that I automatically get my amount, and around half that amount for him. But apparently his isn't automatic. Plus he is on SSI, so that apparently may complicate things slightly (this is all assuming I get SSDI).
For those that have gone through it - how long did it take to get the family benefits, and were those backpayed also? This is just going off the assumption that my sons SSI will stop (as hopefully my benefit plus the family benefit for him will be more than I can get for him to get SSI)...
Thanks, and you guys.... you all rock