For applicants and a representatives, it is wise to consider the amount of back benefits that a beneficiary may obtain based on the date of application as well as the alleged onset date. It is also vital to be aware of when a claimant's insured status runs, since amendment of the alleged onset date frequently occurs at the hearing level. Just the difference of one day can mean significant differences in insurance available to the claimant, not to mention their monthly benefit payment.
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