A common issue with Social Security disability claims is the disability onset date. This is an important factor that will dictate quite a bit about how your disability benefits are applied. But what is the disability onset date? And how is it determined?
The disability onset date is the date that your disability made it impossible for you to work, as determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Assuming that you qualify, your payments will not be made retroactively to before your disability onset date. They will only apply from your disability onset date. Also, your disability onset date could alter your eligibility, your benefits, and your pay periods.
Determining your disability onset date is a tricky task, and it will be done through the application process. You should provide the SSA with as much information as you can provide. Your medical records and related medical evidence provided by professionals can go a long way in establishing your disability onset date. You should also state your claims and allegations too, while also providing the SSA with your work history, as well as any other related and important evidence.
As with any legal process, there are always exceptions, exemptions, and caveats to the rules. If you are running into issues with your Social Security disability benefits, or if you have been denied this critical insurance, then you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Your disability onset date is a critical piece of information, and it can dictate quite a bit about your disability benefits.