(If you were disabled for a period of time before your application date, you may want to hire an SSDI attorney to help you challenge your established onset date, so that the onset date reflects when you actually became disabled and unable to work.) Wait period.

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(Part 10 contains provisions about filing an acknowledgment of service and Part 15 contains provisions about filing a defence) Back to top 12.2 A claimant may not obtain a default judgment – (a) on a claim for delivery of goods subject to an agreement regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974; (b) where he uses the procedure set out in Part 8 (alternative procedure for claims); or (c) in any other case where a practice direction provides that the claimant may not obtain default judgment.

Back to top 12.3 (1) The claimant may obtain judgment in default of an acknowledgment of service only if – (a) the defendant has not filed an acknowledgment of service or a defence to the claim (or any part of the claim); and (b) the relevant time for doing so has expired.

Social Security generally pays the past-due benefits for SSI or combined SSI/SSDI in three equal installment payments that are separated by six months each.

However, you are eligible for larger first and second installments if you need funds for necessities (housing, food, medical needs) or to pay off debts for necessities.

If you add this year of retroactive benefits to the five-month wait period, the farthest back that Social Security will recognize a disability onset date is 17 months before the application date (12 5 = 17).

This is true even if you actually became disabled years ago.

It is possible for individuals to receive both benefits.

Below is a chart to clarify what you receive under each program. An exception to the above rule is if an individual is determined to be “presumptively disabled.” Those individuals can begin to receive benefits while their application is being processed.

By using the date your entitlement to payments should begin (discussed in the above section), you should be able to calculate the amount of your back pay. If you are approved for SSDI only, you'll most likely receive one lump-sum payment for the entire amount of your backpayments.

If you are approved for SSI, or SSI and SSDI, the rules are different.

Retroactive benefits are paid for the months between when you became disabled (your "disability onset date") and when you applied for Social Security Disability benefits.