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is this for supplemental social security or regular social security benefits?
for SSI the process can take 90-120 days,
The monthly maximum Federal amounts for 2013 are $710 for an eligible individual, $1,066 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, and $356 for an essential person.
In general, monthly amounts for the next year are determined by increasing the unrounded annual amounts for the current year by the COLA effective for January of the next year. The new unrounded amounts are then each divided by 12 and the resulting amounts are rounded down to the next lower multiple of $1.
My boyfriend was denied SS disability due to lack of credits and he was told he could get SSI. He is scheduled for his phone interview in August.