Asked in Social Security for Ohio

Q: I finally got approved for disability. I have a brain tumor for which i had surgery on May 2, 2016. Its location

Prevented total removal. It is a meningioma located near my pituitary gland. It obstructed my left orbital nerve. I’m blind in my left eye. I’m now hypothyroid and tired all the time. I had a stroke in April 2018. I haven’t worked since surgery. I was looking forward to returning to my work as a Physician Assistant. I applied for disability may 22, 2018. It was approved as of May 2019. I do not understand why. Nothing changed. Also, I thought I was supposed to get back pay. Please call me. 440-289-9984

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1 Lawyer Answer
L. David Ferrari
L. David Ferrari
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Boston, MA

A: There is too little in your statement to give a helpful answer beyond speculation. It may be SSA is just slow in getting you your back pay. They often take 3 months to process it and can take more time. At this point, no lawyer will want to help you because you have already won and they can make no $. Calling your local SSA office on these questions or the national number at 1-800-772-1213 will most likely get you annswers and action. Be patient! You could be wating over an hour before getting an SSA worker. Good luck.

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