Hi everyone I applied for my H1/H4 extensions and concurrently filed the H4 EAD application. Everything went well except the EAD which was approved to start from December 2015 (i.e. the start date of my extension). This was totally unexpected as my spouse is fully eligible to work right now under the H4 EAD rule. We expected the EAD to be valid immediately. Here is something I found from USCIS's website Does this mean she can start working right now even though the validity is in the future or does she still have to wait till December 2015 to start working?