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What is Protective Filing Date?

Definition of Protective Filing Date

Protective Filing Date is the date a Social Security Disability claimant first contacts the Social Security Administration about filing for Social Security Disability benefits (Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income) or retirement). The Protective Filing Date may effect the date that the claimant is eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, and it can be an earlier date than the date the Social Security Administration receives a claimants signed Social Security Disability application.

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