Past due disability benefits are payments that almost every person who applies for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits receives. Past due benefits are part of your benefit award. At Cannon Disability Law, our goal is to maximize your benefits. This means we will try to win all of your past due benefits.

Unfortunately, winning Social Security benefits takes time. Sometimes, it takes as long as two years to win SSD or SSI benefits. Therefore, the SSA will owe you past due benefits or backpay benefits.

You will also receive ongoing monthly benefits. Benefits that pay from the present forward are your future benefits. Future benefits end at full retirement age. At full retirement age, your monthly benefit remains the same, but it is called retirement benefits.

Your past due SSD benefits go back in time depending on the date you filed your SSD application and the date you alleged you became unable to work. There are a number of factors that can change how far back in time you can go. This article reviews those factors. Particularly, whether or not your past due benefits can go back earlier than your application.

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