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What is Award Letter?

Definition of Award Letter

Social Security Disability award letters are sent to Social Security Disability claimants who have been determined eligible to receive either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Award letters will include the amount of Social Security Disability payments the claimant is eligible to receive, the dates the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments will begin and the date the disability was established (the claimant's onset date). It generally takes up to 3 months to receive an initial disability approval letter. Claimants who have hired a Social Security Disability attorney should inform them when their award letter arrives. Social Security Disability lawyers can answer any questions and ensure the disability payment amount is correct.

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