Nanuet, NY asked in Social Security for New York

Q: I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer in 2017 I received chemo and radiation and now taking medications

I was out of work for a year and then went back part time. I am now back full time and was advised to still go ahead and try for back pay for the time I was out of work. I still suffer from ptsd and anxiety as well as in these side effects from the medicine. I am trying to work as I have 3 small children and want to try and get back into my life again

I am not interested in and I know not eligible for payments , but can someone just be awarded back pay if they are back trying to work full time? Thank you for your time .

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1 Lawyer Answer
Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
Answered
  • Wantagh, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you are found to have been disabled for at least 1 year, then yes, you are entitled to benefits, even if it was for a prior period, and no longer need it going forward. However, you can only get benefits going back 1 year from when you apply.

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