How far back can I go with my back pay
It is impossible to answer your question without reviewing the specifics of your case, so my first advice would be to try to talk to a local attorney. If there is a significant amount of backpay, you may be able to hire someone to help you. Remember that you only have 60 days from the date that you receive a denial notice to file an appeal, so make sure you file any denials of the SSDI on time. SSDI benefits can be paid for up to one year prior to the date of your application, but you have to prove you were disabled prior to the date you were last insured for SSDI, so that may be an issue in your case if you were approved for SSI but not SSDI. That can be hard to do if you were last insured a long time ago, and you almost certainly will need an attorney to help you prove that. Good Luck! Make sure you file any appeals on time.
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