Dad hasn't worked since he was diagnosed Oct 11th as he had a really physical job.
I found out today that under the compassionate allowance rules for SSDI he will be approved automatically for social security disability as he is Stage IV.
I am confused because when I filled out the form it said it would use todays date as his disability date - but it should really be Oct 11th.
Has anyone been in this situation and then received back pay?
Is there an average payment for SSDI? He is wondering how much it is going to be. I know it depends on what he has paid in but just wondering if there is an average.
Also, should he apply early for SSI (he is 65 in November) or wait till he reaches 65?
What a maze to get through, its all so confusing.