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What is the difference between a fully favorable and a partially favorable Social Security Disability decision?

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Learn about a partially favorable versus a fully favorable Social Security Disability decision and learn about appealing a partially favorable decision.

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A Fully Favorable Social Security Disability Decision

A fully favorable Social Security Disability Decision means that your claim has been approved and your benefits will begin based on the date of disability that you claimed and that you will receive ongoing monthly benefits.

A Partially Favorable Social Security Disability Decision

In contrast, a partially favorable decision means that your claim has been approved, but with limitations that will cause you to receive less money than a fully favorable decision would have. There are two situations that result in partially favorable decisions. The decision on your claim might be partially favorable because Social Security determined that you became disabled on a date later than the one you claimed; and therefore, your benefits will start later. Or, the decision on your claim might be partially favorable because Social Security has determined that your disability has ended and that you will receive a one-time-only payment.

Consider a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you receive a partially favorable Social Security Disability decision, look at the decision carefully. If you believe a mistake has been made, you have the right to appeal. At this point, it would be a good idea to get legal assistance from an attorney who is experienced with Social Security Disability claims. For information on how to appeal, appeal deadlines, and how attorneys get paid, visit our articles “I Was Denied Social Security Disability. What Can I Do?” and “How Do Social Security Disability Attorneys Get Paid for Representing You in Your Disability Claim”

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4 Comments

  1. kaprinus says:

    Hi Kay,
    In late 2013 I received a closed period judgment for part of 2011 and 2012. I chose closed period because I appealed, and went back to work and couldn’t wait anymore for ssd. GOOD CHECK, bad move. About 6months after I got the check my symptoms got even worse then they first were in 2011 when I applied. I finally stopped working and have reapplied. Since the judge approved me partially, will have go through the standard wait times, or will it be speed tracked?
    I just don’t thin I cant wait 2 years like I did last time, but this time there is NO way I am going back to work.
    Thanks Kay
    Kaprinus

    • Kay Derochie says:

      Dear Kaprinus,

      Your new claim will be processed the same as any other, though if you didn’t, it would be good to let the claims examiner know that had been approved previously, especially if it was for the same medical condition(s). If the medical conditions are the same and you are approved for benefits, you will not have a new five-month, unpaid waiting period because your recovery was for less than five year.

      Sincerely,
      Kay

      • kaprinus says:

        Wow,
        Thank you Kay. I received a closed period judgment last time. I will let you know what the outcome is. I just spoke to the DDS examiner. I hope I get approved for on going benefits.
        Kaprinus

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