I've been approved for disability on 01/28/2016 the letter said it will take up to 30-60 days to receive the amount and funds. I haven't yet. How much longer can it take before i receive my funds or should I get a lawyer?
If you received an award letter for Social Security Disability, you should contact the SSA and find out what is going on. If this is some other kind of disability, such as long or short term through work, call the insurance company and find out what is going on. It may be that there is a mix-up at their office, or the check may have been sent to the wrong address. I don't really see the need to hire an attorney if you have already been awarded the money, but may want to if you get the run-around if only to find out what is going on. One other possibility would be if you owed back child support or taxes. While these issues would not result in all of your money being taken, and you would get a letter explaining if that were the case, if you do owe taxes or child support, that may be part of the reason for the delay.
The above information is general in nature. In order to obtain more specific legal advice upon which to base your important decisions, you should consult with an attorney in person and retain one of your choosing. Robert M. Gardner, Jr. Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP
Did you file a claim for DIB benefits and SSI benefits with the SSA? If you filed a concurrent claim, the SSA will hold off on payment of your back award until you report to the District Office, and give them information on your living expenses. This is done so the SSA can compute the amount of back SSI benefits that you should receive. If you do not report to the District Office, this will hold up your back award of benefits.
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