What Does a Partially Favorable Decision Mean? What Happens Next?

You might receive a partially favorable decision if the Social Security Administration determines that you are eligible for disability benefits as of a date that is later than the date you alleged you became disabled or if you are approved for a closed in period. A closed in period means you were approved for a time period that started on one date and ended on a later date. If you think you were disabled earlier or later than the time period for which you were approved, you could be eligible to receive much more money. You should consult with an attorney to see if you should appeal your decision.