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Congratulations on winning your Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits as well as your Supplemental Security Income Benefits. So what’s next?
Below is a list of common questions and answers that should help you understand your decision and what you can do to ensure you receive everything you’re entitled to.
On the other hand, payment is automatic for your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If you have children who were under age 18 (or under age 19 and still in high school) at any time after your date of entitlement, it will be necessary to submit an application for them to receive benefits; but your own benefits will be processed automatically.
Your SSI benefits work somewhat differently. You won’t be paid SSI benefits prior to the date of your SSI application; but there is not a five month waiting period with SSI. You will be paid SSI from the first of the month after you applied, as long as you were disabled then. Otherwise, you will be paid SSI from the first of the month after you became disabled.
If you are holding anything as an investment, it probably counts as an asset.