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Social Security Disability FAQs

  • Published: April 10, 2014

An Ocala Social Security disability law firm is used to getting a number of questions regarding benefits and the application process. Here are some of the common questions that this Ocala Social Security disability law firm receives.

When Will I Begin Receiving Benefits?

After being approved for benefits, most claimants can expect to receive regular monthly benefits the month after they receive their check for past-due benefits. In some cases, claimants receive their first check for monthly benefits before they receive the past due benefits. Claimants typically receive their funds on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of every month. The timing depends on the day that you were born. The check provides payment for benefits of the previous month, meaning that December’s check is for November’s benefits.

Will I Receive Medicare?

An Ocala Social Security disability law firm can explain that a claimant becomes eligible after he or she has received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. Note B of Medicare that provides for doctor visits requires a premium that is deducted from your monthly benefit check. Individuals who are considered low income and who are disabled might be eligible for other programs that provide for medical expenses that Medicare does not cover. The county welfare department usually has more information on these programs. If you have existing health coverage, you should determine how Medicare works with this coverage. Many policies require Medicare to provide the primary health benefits and leave their policy to pay the remainder.

What Happens If I Am Overpaid?

An Ocala Social Security disability attorney might help you avoid problems with overpayment. The Social Security Administration usually finds out if a claimant has been overpaid, and then demands repayment. It may threaten to withhold future benefit checks until the overpayment is repaid. In some situations, it may accept a reduction of your monthly benefits until the amount is repaid.

If you have any other questions about the process of applying for monthly benefits or receiving Social Security benefits, contact an Ocala Social Security disability attorney from the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300.

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