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What is the Alleged Onset date and Why is It Important?

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Alleged Onset Date In Connecticut SSD Cases

The alleged onset date in Social Security Disability (SSD) cases is important because it determines the earliest possible date that an individual may begin receiving disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial support to individuals who have a severe disability and are unable to work. In order to be eligible for SSDI, an individual must have a qualifying disability and have earned enough work credits through payroll taxes.

The alleged onset date is the date that the individual claims their disability began, and it is used to determine if the individual meets the duration of coverage requirement. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will look at medical evidence and other information to verify the onset date and determine if the individual meets the eligibility requirements. If the individual is found eligible, their benefits will begin from the alleged onset date, or a later date if they have been unable to work due to their disability for a certain period of time.

Therefore, it is important for individuals to provide accurate and complete information about their alleged onset date and the nature and severity of their disability in order to have the best chance of being approved for SSD benefits

Amending Your Alleged Onset Date.

To amend the alleged onset date means to change the date that an individual claimed as the start of their disability for Social Security Disability (SSD) purposes. This can occur if additional medical evidence or other information becomes available that suggests the individual's disability began at an earlier or later date than previously claimed.

For example, if an individual initially claimed an alleged onset date of January 1st but later discovers medical records showing that their disability actually began on December 1st, they can amend their alleged onset date to reflect this new information. Similarly, if the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that the individual's disability did not begin until a later date, they may ask the individual to amend their alleged onset date accordingly.

Amending the alleged onset date can have an impact on the individual's eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and the amount of those benefits, as the alleged onset date is used to determine the earliest possible date that the individual may receive payments. Therefore, it is important for individuals to provide accurate and up-to-date information about their alleged onset date when applying for SSD benefits or if any changes occur later on.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to call us at James Aspell, P.C..  Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyers.

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Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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