When Your Benefits Start
If your application is approved, your first Social Security benefit will be paid for the sixth full month after the date we find that your disability began.
For example, if your disability began on June 15, 2012, your first benefit would be paid for the month of December 2012, the sixth full month of disability.
Social Security benefits are paid in the month following the month for which they're due. This means that the benefit due for December would be paid to you in January 2013, and so on.
The amount of your monthly disability benefit is based on your lifetime average earnings covered by Social Security.
For more information about your benefits, refer to the following: