Your claim has been decided, and you have been approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), what now? There are very important things you must remember after receiving your favorable decision from the Social Security Administration for your SSI claim.
Once you have been found disabled and approved for Supplemental Security Income, you will be contacted by the Social Security Administration within 60 days. It is vital that you respond to their phone call or letter.
The Social Security office will contact you to ensure that you still meet the income, resource, and other qualifications for SSI. This is why it is very important to keep the Social Security Administration up to date with your most recent phone number and address. If the Social Security office is unable to contact you, or you do not respond to their phone call or letter, they cannot and will not award your SSI payment.
The Social Security office will ask you questions about your income, resources, and living arrangements to see if anything has changed since you initially filed your claim. Once they have spoken with you and received all of your updated information, they will begin to process your back payment and monthly payment. You will receive the information regarding your payments in a Notice of Award letter a few weeks after your appointment.
For more information on Social Security disability benefits and SSI, contact an experienced Social Security disability attorney at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. today at 251-343-1111 for a free case evaluation. Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. represents Social Security disability claimants in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana at all levels of the disability process from initial application to appeals to Federal Court.