I requested old record of mine from a mental hospital, which I found out I was mentally ill since I was 14 I did not know, until I got that record I just got on Social Security disability in 2013 because of mental illness. Can I get back payment or what can I do? The payments I receive are based onhow much I have worked in the past, which obviously, wasn't much,because of my mental illness , I couldn't hold down a job very long. Until2012, I knew I was mentally ill, through basic day to day life, is so difficult for me, so I went to mental health, can I get any sort of benefits from Social Security benefits, for all these years, or some of them? I am in the process of getting lots of records from Cps, hospital records for many incidents, over the years. Drug problems also.
It is unlikely. SSDI benefits are payable up to one year prior to the application. SSI benefits are only payable from the time of the application.
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As usual Mr. Lonetto is correct. Further, you should not focus just on the diagnosis but upon how the problems effect you and prevent you from working. If you did not know you had a mental illness then it may not be sufficient to qualify for SS benefits.
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Doubtful--benefits are paid out based upon application date, not date of onset of disability
No. Different rules govern SSDI and SSI eligibility and payment periods.
SSDI benefits payable up to one year prior to application date.
SSI benefits only payable from the time of the application.
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