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SSDI length of time for back pay?

When I initially met with my attorney, I was told that back pay would go back one year from application, minus 5 months (I had already waited over 2 years to file because I was told I would have "full recovery" after my 2 fusion surgeries). I've received my acceptance letter but not my back pay yet, and during my search for more info on the process I came across a SSDI page stating that even if it takes 24 months for your claim to get approved, you can only receive pay for 12 months. Can anybody help clarify this for me please? Also, I have friends who received their back pay before or immediately after their approval letters (NY), but I've seen posts by people saying it took several months so I was wondering if there was a formula for when I can expect mine? I'm not looking to go on a spending spree, but I have a mortgage, car payment, property and school taxes, and children to feed and clothe as well as one in an expensive college. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and all input is appreciated.

Anonymous
I was injured in April 2015

I was injured in April 2015 and applied for SSD benefits in May 2015 and awarded benefits in September 2015 am I do any backpay?

Anonymous
My daughter was turned down 2

My daughter was turned down 2 x in the past she got a disability lawyer finally approved she applied...9/2012....
..Approved. Aug 2015 Does That mean that she would get all that Back pay ..from 9/2012 Til now.

Hi there,

Hi there,
It sounds like she will! That is a long time to wait. Assuming she didn't restart the claim from the beginning, she should be eligible for a couple of years of back pay.

Jan
I was also approved attorney

I was also approved attorney said they woul d go back to 2012 when I filed???

Hi Jan,

Hi Jan,
This could be true. It would depend on when your Established Onset Date (EOD) is. Your EOD is when the SSA decides you became disabled. It's often when people apply, but the judge could push it forward.

Diane
I applied in 2013 oct. Was

I applied in 2013 oct. Was denied 2 times finally went to alj hearing aug 2016 and judge pushed my EOD to july 2015 i was sent to CE with orthopedic doctor alj [judge] recieved new evidence put on record. And now im waiting for approval letter my lawyer said 45-60 working days for letter about past tht. Now my question is. Do they take this long to tell you your not approved or what

Hi Diane,

Hi Diane,
Yes, the SSA may take that long to have a decision from an ALJ.

GOPALA KRISHNA
I HAVE GOT AN ACCIDENT IN

I HAVE GOT AN ACCIDENT IN 2011.MY SPINAL CARD IS INJURED .PRESENT I AM NOT ABLE TO WALK PLEASE HELP ME

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may want to contact your local SSA office, they may be able to hep you obtain benefits. You can find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/social-security-disability-locat...

Jamie
I filed May 2012, approved

I filed May 2012, approved June 2016. I got backpay dated from May 2012, in one lump sum. I had so much money, it made me anxious thinking about it. Hope that helps.

Hi Jamie,

Hi Jamie,
Than you for sharing! It's true, it may be a lot of money because it's four four years of back pay.

Anonymous
I was approved in 2016

I was approved in 2016 applied in 2010 only recied 3checkd back pay 1for 2199.00 and 1 2000. Shouldnt it be motr than that?

Hi there,

Hi there,
It's possible the judge changed your established onset date. If you applied but then your condition worsened, the judge probably started your date for back pay at the point at which you were fully "disabled."

Susan
Jamie,

Jamie,
How long did you wait for your back pay? I've been waiting 5 months.

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,
If you have not started receiving monthly benefits, then you may need to wait four months after those start to receive your back pay.

Susan
I started getting my SSDI

I started getting my SSDI monthly payments June 2016. 90 days now waiting for the back PAY!! Anxious!!

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,
That's great! Back pay benefits, if you are eligible for them, usually arrive about four months after your regular monthly benefits start.

Michelle
I started getting monthly

I started getting monthly benefits in September 2016 still waiting on back pay. Seems like it's never gonna come.

Sorry to hear that Michelle!

Sorry to hear that Michelle! They should arrive a few months after your monthly benefits start, but if you've been waiting for more than 6 months then I would consider contacting your local SSA office.

Holly b
Susan and jamie...I was

Susan and jamie...I was approved in oct and still no back pay...its somehow relieving to know im not the only one. Mine is since 2012, date was granted by the judge, so im anxious as well. I am a single mother and have two teenage boys living in public housing and no family support as most have what I have..muscular dystrophy, and are home bound. This money will get us OUT of here and everyday is torture!!! I'm gonna pray you and myself as well sweetheart. Keep me/us posted PLEASE?

lala
thats good i just got

thats good i just got approved after eight years so now im just waiting on my award letter

Hi lala,

Hi lala,
That's great! Congrats!

Holly b
How lo.g did u wait for ur

How lo.g did u wait for ur.backpay? I was approved in Oct and stil not seen it yet. I call every week. My atty says shes getting.no info..no ssi was.taken on my part during.the four year wait for approval..the judge backdated it four years so this alit of money..we live in,public.housing and im dying to move out..any thoughts...anyone????

Hi Holly,

Hi Holly,
It generally takes about four months from the time you receive monthly benefits to receive back pay.

Todd B
Hi Holly ,I would contact

Hi Holly ,I would contact your local congressmen or assemblymen and they will look into why the delay and will expedite the process by calling their contacts to put pressure on the system for starving You out.I was awarded 29 months in May 2016 and I haven't received either but I have been told it will be in mail within 2 weeks.You have nothing to lose at this point and this act is called a " Congressional Inquiry"!Good Luck

Hi Todd,

Hi Todd,
Thanks for sharing that! It's true, contacting your congressman may possibly help your case.

douglaskleeves
i recieved benifits in nov

i recieved benifits in nov 2004 it took them 16 months to approve it and i didnt recieve any back pay

Hi Douglas,

Hi Douglas,
I am sorry to hear that! I think that if you were entitled to back pay, you would have received it by now. It is likely that the judge who approved your claim changed your onset date and thus changed the time of your disability.

noreen
Received fully favorable

Received fully favorable Disability for ssdi and widows benefit onset of July 2014 first payment set for November 16 2016 attorney was paid this last Wednesday Had phone interview about Ssi on Thursday and won,T be double because of widow benefit amount my question is when should I expect my backpay?

Hi Noreen,

Hi Noreen,
You should expect any back pay you may be due about four months after you start receiving monthly benefits.

Marc
I was approved for SSDI an I

I was approved for SSDI an I receive my monthly checks but no back pay yet. I go to local office an keep asking how long for my back pay? Always keep hearing it's at the payment center and has been there since Aug 8 2016. But my attorney hasn't been paid yet an I'm still waiting. They said 6 months at first an now it hasn't came yet. When I was approved I went an got my own apt and have bills now etc.. I'm sleeping on floor no furniture or anything. I need my back pay like yesterday. Because after I pay my rent an bills I'm broke... Can anyone please tell me what to do? An how much longer will my SSDI back pay will take?

Hi Marc,

Hi Marc,
I'm sorry to hear about that! It takes about four months from the time you receive monthly benefits to receive back pay for SSDI.

Lawrence Kennedy
How much will my ssdi

How much will my ssdi payments be this year. I,m currently getting 911.00 a month.

Hi Lawrence,

Hi Lawrence,
There will actually be no COLA this year, so your monthly benefit will not go up in 2016.

Anonymous
I have been waiting five

I have been waiting five months for my back money, but the lawyer and ssi have been paid.

Hi there,

Hi there,
So sorry to hear that. This is unfortunately all too uncommon. Back pay can sometimes take over a year to arrive. Hopefully yours comes much earlier than that!

Dj
Same here 5 months no back

Same here 5 months no back pay I did receive ssi back pay5 months ago but I still have sad to com

Hi there,

Hi there,
It may be a good idea to contact the SSA and confirm that you are still eligible for benefits, you can do so at 1-800-772-1213

Jen
I received my ssd award

I received my ssd award letter today anyone know how soon you get back pay? or monthly benifits? does it ever come before the actual date that they state? anything would be helpful thanks!

Hi Jen,

Hi Jen,
I hate to break it to you, but it's very unlikely that your back pay will come before the date the SSA states it will. It'll usually come within four months of the date you receive your first direct deposit.

Diane
I filed back in july, got my

I filed back in july, got my money deposited into my account on friday. Haven't received my award letter yet....

That's pretty strange, Diane.

That's pretty strange, Diane. You should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to see where your award letter is.

Tom Romano
I have been very surprised to

I have been very surprised to see that most people on SSDI do not know that their benefits are being cut by 19% at the end of 2016.

Hi Tom,

Hi Tom,
This hasn't been confirmed yet. There is still ample opportunity for congress to modify the current situation and prevent this.

Civildk
Any Update on this SSDI 2016

Any Update on this SSDI 2016 19% benefit reduction? I've heard nothing about this...

SSDI is not being reduced

SSDI is not being reduced this year. The decision has been pushed back to 2022.

Michell
awesome

awesome

Hi Michell, We agree, it is!

Hi Michell,
We agree, it is!

David
That is not true,it has been

That is not true,it has been pushed out to 2020.

Hi David,

Hi David,
We didn't know that! Thanks for letting us know!

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