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Old 10-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Letter from SSA

Hi All: I have a question. It states that my disability began 9/22/2011 but the period of disability is as of 2/1/2012. It states I have been medically approved for my disability. The letter was from SSA. Does this letter mean I was medically
approved on 9/22/2011 and my benefit will start on 2/1/12 which is my 5 month waiting period?

Thanks for any help with this.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Letter from SSA

Pretty sure that is the 5 month waiting period. Your back pay will start from 2/1/12. Your medicare start date (I think) is 2 years from 2/1/12.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Re: Letter from SSA

Thanks for the info. I had surgery on 9/22/11 and that is when it actually started but the letter said it wasn't severe enough until 2/1/12. I don't understand that at all??? I did receive a deposit today but only for 3 months back pay. So SSA didn't start my 5 months until 2/1/12??? I guess I just don't get it. I thought I would have been paid from Feb 1st??

 
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Re: Letter from SSA

Oh I see. You are right, your disability didn't start until 2/12.

It's like they use those 5 mos to be sure you don't recover.

I became unable to work in Dec. Applied in June and got my 1st check in Oct. They back dated my disability to Dec but my back pay started from May.

Strange but true.

At least you have it and things will be better now $$-wise

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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That's true. I know at least I can get caught up with things now. Thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate it.
My best to you.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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That's true. I know at least I can get caught up with things now. Thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate it.
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