How long until I get my disability check after I am approved?
How long does it take to receive benefits once the claim is denied, then accepted via legal help?
If you are approved at either the application, reconsideration or hearing level, it can take 30 days to 90 days to start receiving benefits. If you are approved for benefits the Social Security Administration will send you a letter which tells you your payment amount and the estimated date of your first payment. If you had a disability lawyer they will get 25% of your backpay up to a maximum of $6,000. They will receive their payment from the SSA prior to you getting paid.