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« on: May 28, 2017, 01:28:18 PM »

AFTER A JUDGE VERBAL APPROVE YOU FOR DISABILITY, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE REWARD LETTER. THE JUDGE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO APPROVE ME ON THE 28TH OF FEBRUARY.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 03:06:06 PM »

The usual time frame is 30-90 days. The ALJ making the decision is only one step. The Decision Writers have to write the decision. There is no way of knowing how many times  the case might have to be sent back to the writers for errors. Then the ALJ has to sign it. Then it has to be processed and sent out in the mail.
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Age at Application: 50
Disability: DDD, nerve damage upper & lower extremities, RA
Date Applied: First Applied Feb 2002, Denied May 2003. Applied again Oct 2003, Approved June 2004
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 05:54:30 PM »

I was approved at my hearing; approval letter was dated 13 days later. There's no way to tell.

Incidentally, 62 days (or so) later from approval letter date, and I still have not received award letter or payment.
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Name: Lance
Location: Los Angeles
Age at Application: 46
Disability: Severe Depression, Anxiety, PTSD
Date Applied: June 1, 2012
First Approval/Denial Date: Denied August 31, 2012
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: No Recon in my region of CA
Hearing Date: January 25, 2013; Remand Hearing March 13, 2017
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Denied February 20, 2013; Federally Remanded, Bench Decision March 13, 2017
Additional Info: Got Federal remand; 2nd hearing postponed, rescheduled Fall 2016. Postponed again - finally held March 2017.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 07:32:23 PM »

Hope you get your letter and payment soon, SFVLance!

Just wondering: What is the difference between an "approval" letter and an "award letter." Also, what is a "benefits" letter. Newbie here Smiley

Thanks if someone can shed some light when they can  Happy19
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Name: Diane (filed for my younger brother)
Age at Application: 50
Disability: PTSD; Bi-Polar 1; Paranoid Schizophrenic; Impulse Control Disorder; ADD; Cognitive Decline (probable early onset dementia);Severe Social Anxiety
Date Applied: January 13, 2017
First Approval/Denial Date: Appoved May 23, 2017
Date Award Letter Received: Not Yet
Date Back Pay Received: May 25, 2017
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 08:09:46 PM »

Hope you get your letter and payment soon, SFVLance!

Just wondering: What is the difference between an "approval" letter and an "award letter." Also, what is a "benefits" letter. Newbie here Smiley

Thanks if someone can shed some light when they can  Happy19

If approved at the initial or reconsideration letter, the approval letter and the award letter are a single document that basically say you are approved & these are the benefits you will receive  (monthly & backpay).

But at the ALJ level (or above), you would get an approval letter explaining why the case was allowed from the ALJ.  Then, several weeks to months later you get award/benefit letter basically explaining what your monthly benefit is & an explanation of the amount of backpay.

You can also get a benefit verification letter from SSA (online or the office) that states your monthly benefit amount if you need income verification (like applying for a mortgage or another benefit program).  Obviously, you can also use your award letter but months or years later you may need an updated document.
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Age at Application: 26 age of onset (but I did not apply until 28)
Date Applied: August 2011
First Approval/Denial Date: November 2011
Additional Info: I was fortunate to be approved on my initial application due to extensive medical records (12+ doctors) & documentation of unsuccessful work attempts even with significant accommodations

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 08:53:54 PM »

Thanks, Helper!
I'm going to try and get to a SSA office near me and get a copy of my brother's letter. I have a concern that it will itemize his medical conditions that he was approved for. He has a very difficult time seeing his diagnostic labels in print or even spoken for various reasons due to his paranoia and I want to be prepared to alleviate his concerns ahead of time if I can.

Sorry, ladylove. I didn't mean to hijack your thread. Hoping your reward letter comes soon! Waiting is so nerve-racking.
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Name: Diane (filed for my younger brother)
Age at Application: 50
Disability: PTSD; Bi-Polar 1; Paranoid Schizophrenic; Impulse Control Disorder; ADD; Cognitive Decline (probable early onset dementia);Severe Social Anxiety
Date Applied: January 13, 2017
First Approval/Denial Date: Appoved May 23, 2017
Date Award Letter Received: Not Yet
Date Back Pay Received: May 25, 2017
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 09:28:14 PM »

Thanks, Helper!
I'm going to try and get to a SSA office near me and get a copy of my brother's letter. I have a concern that it will itemize his medical conditions that he was approved for. He has a very difficult time seeing his diagnostic labels in print or even spoken for various reasons due to his paranoia and I want to be prepared to alleviate his concerns ahead of time if I can.

Sorry, ladylove. I didn't mean to hijack your thread. Hoping your reward letter comes soon! Waiting is so nerve-racking.

The "good news" is that initial level (& reconsideration) approval letters do not tell you why you were approved.  So, it will not list his diagnosis(es) or the medical records used for the decision.  ALJ level decisions are more detailed & have all the rationale.
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Age at Application: 26 age of onset (but I did not apply until 28)
Date Applied: August 2011
First Approval/Denial Date: November 2011
Additional Info: I was fortunate to be approved on my initial application due to extensive medical records (12+ doctors) & documentation of unsuccessful work attempts even with significant accommodations
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 09:51:35 PM »

That is good news for me and him!
Thanks, Helper! One less thing for me to worry about and juggle.
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Name: Diane (filed for my younger brother)
Age at Application: 50
Disability: PTSD; Bi-Polar 1; Paranoid Schizophrenic; Impulse Control Disorder; ADD; Cognitive Decline (probable early onset dementia);Severe Social Anxiety
Date Applied: January 13, 2017
First Approval/Denial Date: Appoved May 23, 2017
Date Award Letter Received: Not Yet
Date Back Pay Received: May 25, 2017
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