Establishing The Effective Date Of Claims For Benefits
Social Security has issued an update to its Program Operations Manual Series (POMS) addressing the issues involved with establishing the date of a claim for benefits. The date of a claim for benefits can affect the starting date for benefits. A claim for benefits that is filed too early can result in the denial of a claim. I would not say there is anything particularly new here but it is useful to see it all in one place and, especially, to see the effective date of claims filed over the internet discussed.