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The most important questions people have about SSDI and SSI disability benefits are often about when the benefits will start and how much the monthly payment will be. Not far behind are questions about whether the benefits can be taken away: how long will the payments last and who can take them away.
The What, When, and How Much of Disability Benefits
Learn when your payments will start, how long they will last, and how much you'll receive.
Back Payments of Disability Benefits
Almost everyone who applies for disability gets backpay or retroactive benefits.
What Comes With Disability Benefits?
Medicare or Medicaid usually comes with SSDI or SSI benefits; you may also qualify for other programs like food stamps.
Can Money Be Taken Out of Your Disability Benefits?
Disability benefits can sometimes be taken to pay child support, federal debts, divorce settlements, and taxes.
While You're Waiting for Disability Benefits
Ways to check your status, expedite your claim, and seek financial assistance.
Getting Paid by a Representative Payee
The content on this site is managed by Beth Laurence. Beth manages a group of lawyers and disability advocates that offer free information for people trying to win disability benefits through Social Security.