SSDI Back Pay Limits
There are some limitations for how many months you will be able to collect back pay.
Todd, in San Ysidro, California asks “How far back will Social Security pay me if I am approved for disability?”
Getting approved for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income can be a long process. Fortunately, once you are approved, the Social Security Administration will pay you for the past months that you were eligible for disability benefits; however, there are some limitations for how many months you will be able to collect back pay.
For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, you can collect back pay starting with the month that you filed your initial application for disability.
There are some special cases that would affect back pay. You will want to discuss your specific situation with a qualified disability attorney. Click here to schedule a free consultation with a disability attorney in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas, serving all of southern California.