If the PD/PB finding is made in the month of application, the proration date is the
filing date (as long as all non-disability factors of eligibility are met as of the
filing date). If the PD/PB finding is made in a subsequent month, there is no proration,
i.e., benefits are payable from the first day of the subsequent month (assuming all
factors are met as of the first day of the month).
EXAMPLE: Claimant filed on 3/13/96. The State agency made a PD/PB decision on 5/15/96. The
PD/PB payment was established as of 5/1/96, when all factors of eligibility were met.
The claim was finally allowed on 8/31/96. SSI was paid for the past due benefits from
3/13/96 through 4/30/96 and from 9/96 on. If the case was denied the SSI PD/PB payments
would stop. (See DI 11055.230).