Chicago SSD attorney - Social Security Cards and Money Once you receive a favorable decision from the Social Security Administration regarding your disability claim, you will probably feel a great deal of relief – finally, you and your  Chicago SSD attorney have prevailed and won the benefits to which you are entitled. However, you may have a few questions about what happens afterward.

Am I required to Do Anything Else after the Decision to Begin Receiving Benefits?

For the most part, no. Once you receive a favorable decision, the SSA will initiate processing your claim and automatically send you your benefits. If you have minor children who were under 18 as of your “date of entitlement,” you and your Chicago SSD attorney will also have to file an application for them to receive benefits as well.

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Begin Receiving Benefits?

In general, it will take one to two months for you to receive your first check for back benefits and monthly benefits. Your Chicago disability lawyer may have experience with the office handling your case and may be able to give you a more specific estimate. If you filed an application for Supplemental Security Income, that will complicate things and it will probably take longer.

Note that this is a general statement; in some cases it may take as long as 3 months for you to receive the check for back benefits. If it takes longer than 90 days, there may have been a mix-up at the office and you might want to contact your Chicago disability lawyer to find out what to do next.

Seek Legal Assistance From A Chicago SSD attorney

To find out more about how the process of Social Security disability claims works, talk to a Chicago SSD attorney. Call Chicago Disability Law .