Congratulations, you've finally been approved for Social Security or SSI disability benefits!
You probably have lots of questions, such as when will you get your backpay, how much will the lump-sum check be, and will you have to pay taxes on that amount? Or if a representative payee will be involved, you'll want to know how the payee can spend the disability check. And like most disability recipients, no doubt you are wondering how long your benefits will last. You may even be worrying already about what could terminate your benefits. Here are answers to those questions and more.