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This could mean the difference of several thousand dollars in backpay.
If the SSA disagrees with the date you say you became disabled, it can establish an onset date later than you think is correct.If the SSA sets the onset date, it's called the established onset date (EOD), rather than the alleged onset date (AOD).However, the SSA has to have contrary medical evidence to show that your alleged date is wrong and that its EOD is correct.To determine your EOD, the SSA will look at your AOD, when you last worked, and what the medical evidence shows.For example, say that, when you applied for SSDI on 12/1/2014, you alleged that your disability began on 9/1/2014.Further suppose that the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your benefits on 12/1/2015.
If the SSA agreed with your onset date of 9/1/2014, you would be paid backpay benefits for 2/1/2015 (five months after your AOD of 9/1/2014) to 12/1/2015 (your approval date).
If, on the other hand, the SSA disagreed with your onset date and says that you weren't disabled until 2/1/2015, you would get benefits paid only from 7/1/2016 (five months after your onset date of 2/1/2015).
The alledged onset date, or AOD, is the date that you claim ("allege") on your Social Security application, that your disability—that is, your inability to work—began.
With Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you can get retroactive pay as far back as 12 months from the date you apply for benefits—if you were disabled before that point.
To get a full 12 months in backpay, you'd have to have become disabled at least 17 months before the date you applied, because there is a five-month waiting period after becoming disabled during which benefits are not paid or owed.
(There is no retroactive pay for SSI—if you get approved, you'll get paid benefits from the month you apply.) Your disability onset date determines how much in past due benefits, or backpay, you can get.