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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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Anonymous
Hi Eva. I hope SS has finally

Hi Eva. I hope SS has finally caught up with your husband's back pay. I had my hearing with the ALJ on March 18. Received my Fully-Favorable decision on April 27 and just received my award letter last week stating amounts (per month) of back pay dating back to Jan 2013. Here we are late in May and my bills are piling up, so I was just curious how long it took from award letter to deposit of back pay. Thank you in advance for your reply, and best of luck to you and yours.

Laura
I'm in calif and was

I'm in calif and was approved jan.2015...it's July.2015...still not recd backpay..went into office last week said processing center was waiting for email from them regarding not qualifying for ssi and said they would send email to confirm email...still no backpay

Sam
Once it's at the

Once it's at the processing center it will search all agencies if you owe money to your lawyer,child support workers comp and ect. Then after this is completed they will send it to the payment center and will take up to 30 days for your back pay,lump sum to be issued.

Me
My social security disability

My social security disability was all passed I am waiting for my lump sum to be direct deposit does anybody know how long that takes

Hi there,

Hi there,
If you're getting SSDI benefits, then it should start about five months from now. If you're receiving SSI benefits, then it may take until the start of next month.

Jeff beach
Hi I have a question.. I&#039

Hi I have a question.. I'm actually waiting for a hearing here in northern California.. the lawyer filed for my hearing on 2/17/16.. any ways I was turned down twice prior.. I have been seeing a doctor reregular for my issues.. I have had major brain surgery twice, back and neck problems.. from the brain surgeries my balance is very off, sperch and vision problems, long term memory, I can't close my eyes or I'll fall, I have to hold onto something when I walk, can't walk 50' with out knee and back pain, im on pain meds.. there is much more.. stage 3 kidney failure.. are my chaces good of winning my case in front of judge.. how long was the wait here in ca for your hearing.. my date on my application is 5/7/15 and my onset date is 7/5/13.. this wait is killing me.. I have to much anxiety.. very stressful.. hope you have good news for me..

Thanks

Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,
The average wait time for an ALJ hearing is about 17 months.

Jeff
Hi bryan.. I'm going on

Hi bryan.. I'm going on my 9th month waiting.. uggg it's so long and the anxiety.. from what I stated and having a attorney. What u think my chances are..

Jeff
Bryan, also I do not have

Bryan, also I do not have drivers license due to medical reasons

Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,
I really could not say what your chances are exactly, but having legal representation always helps!

Jeff
Hi again.. my doctor just

Hi again.. my doctor just sent my attorny a letter stating my conditions and what's wrong but also stated that I cannot work full time 8hrs a day 52 weeks a year.. and that I would need short days with extra breaks and accommodation.. is that what I needed

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