I don't know how that works, the benefits my son got was SSI through my disability claim and I got ssi and then ssdi. they paid my backpay in ssi, which was less than half my ssdi and took half my back benefits, but paid my past medical bills, but I ended up filing bankruptcy anyway so there you go. From the hearing date forward I got my regular ssdi. Even though they awarded my son ssi, I thought it was based on my ssi, not ssdi. You might want to check with the 800 number people or if your lawyer is cool, ask them. You don't want them taking a piece of the kids benefits, if there is any way you can get them. I don't trust SSA local people that much. I was lied to so many times about my son and they completely mishandled everything.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments