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Lump sum back payment

I received two lump sum payments, but I have not spent all of the funds. I want to make a funeral arrangement and buy a car. How soon must I spend the lump sum payment.

Hi there,

Hi there,
You will have nine months to spend the payment, but this will be from your second payment. Let's say you received one payment of $2,000. You will have nine months to spend that. But in six months you receive another installment of $2,000. You will have three months left to spend the first $2,000, but nine months to spend the second installment of $2,000. I hope this clarifies things!

dEBBIE
I AM COLLECTING SURVIVOR

I AM COLLECTING SURVIVOR WIDOW DISABILITY FROM XSPOUSE WHOM DECEASED in 2010. i am in need of more monthly income sine i have recently become disabled and unable to worksi. am i able to apply door ssi or ssdi if i am collectinf widow;s disability

Hi Debbie,

Hi Debbie,
You cannot have two SSDI payments at the same time. So if your survivors' benefits are higher than your own SSDI payments would be, you will not qualify. You could receive SSI in addition to SSDI, but your SSDI benefits would need to be lower than $733 per month.

Edith Keeneu
I have been calling to find

I have been calling to find out where my back disability is and I keep getting around. Been waiting since August ,and i have back bills I really want to get paid off. Could you please help me

Hi Edith,

Hi Edith,
I'm sorry, but we're not affiliated with the SSA, so we can't do much to assist you with getting your payment deposited. If you were approved in August, you should expect your first payment to be deposited no later than December.

Jennifer
If your waiting for your back

If your waiting for your back pay and you have been approved if you can prove your in dire need for that money, call your congress man they can rush it. My congress man got me my money in less then two weeks.

Great tip!

Great tip!

Danielle
My son is getting 2

My son is getting 2 installments of ***** and the one remainIng lump sum payment. Is it possible to speak to someone to get it all sent to me at the same time.? I'm in Louisiana

Hi Danielle,

Hi Danielle,
No, if his SSI back pay is too high, it will always be separated to make sure your income isn't so high he will not be disqualified from SSI benefits.

Florence
If an adult child has

If an adult child has received a large lump sum, Social Security back pay missed after the father's death years ago, and is unable to use it rationally - even with assistance- ; is it possible to stop the spend-down and remain on SSI? That seems like a sensible option for both SSI and the beneficiary. This is in Illinois.

Hi Florence,

Hi Florence,
you may want to look into a special needs trust, and you also may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they can assign a payee for the child.

Gabriel
The SSA can pay a lump sum on

The SSA can pay a lump sum on SSI if you need a certain criteria. For example; I was approved but did it for a closed period as I went back to work. Now I'm receiving my SSI and SSDI both in one lump sum

Rob brooks
If you need money for a car

If you need money for a car or house some types of bill you can go to SSA office and ask say you want to buy an rv to live in take them a price list for it I bought a rv off Craig's list printed a picture and price called the owner showed the paper to the SSA people and 4 days later I had the money I needed thy have a list of what you can use the money for just ask

Hi Rob,

Hi Rob,
Thanks for sharing! It's true, the SSA may expedite payments if you can show documented need for the funds.

steve Bell
whats a congress man ?

whats a congress man ?

Hi Steve,

Hi Steve,

A congressman/congresswoman is an elected member of the House of Representatives. They run on 2 year terms. You can find out who your representative is here by typing in your area code:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Best Wishes,
Eric

Alan Viscuso
I'm just gonna make you

I'm just gonna make you aware,it's not really what it sounds like.They just don't pay you off,it's a long process with little payments.Just be prepared for our governments shanagans

Hi Alan,

Hi Alan,
It definitely is a long process! However, I think you may be referring to regular monthly benefits rather than an lump sum for back pay.

Melanie
Can I get an advancement to

Can I get an advancement to buy another car because my old car broke down?

D
Hi Melanie,

Hi Melanie,
It is very unlikely that you could get an advancement for a reason like this unless you required the car to get to your doctor and have no other method of transportation.
Additionally, you will need to have the car with its VIN number prepared to propose the purchase to the SSA.

Sallie
I was able to buy a car to

I was able to buy a car to get my child back and forth to the doc. I needed to find the car and give them the info. It was released within a week.

Hi Sally,

Hi Sally,
Thank you for sharing your story! It's true, the SSA can give you a backpay advance if you can give them evidence of your urgent need for it.

Sam
Would homelessness be a good

Would homelessness be a good reason to need the money asap

Hi Sam,

Hi Sam,
In my opinion, that may be a pretty urgent reason for the SSA to give you expedited back pay.

Sarah
Hi sallie - do you mind me

Hi sallie - do you mind me asking if you had to provide proof of the vehicle purchase? And did you have a limit on how much the car cost? (Besides how much back pay you had in your account of course)
I'm worried about doing this because what if I bring them the information on the vehicle I want to purchase, but that vehicle gets sold before the back pay is released to me.

Hi Sarah,

Hi Sarah,
It may be a good idea to provide the SSA with as much documentation as possible when asking for an advance of back pay.

Sarah
Just an update - I was able

Just an update - I was able to go to a dealership and start the paperwork and brought it to the SSA office. They approved the SSI backpay advance for downpayment on a vehicle and I was thrilled. The money was released that day and showed up in my account 2 days later.

But unfortunately now due to circumstances my children and I are somewhat homeless - we stay at my mothers house the majority of the time but she can barely make ends meet herself and I wish I could help out more but the $400 a month I get for disability barely goes that far. The SSA office wasn't very helpful when I was talking to them about this and was wondering if there was any way to get another advance on the backpay to help with bills and such.

I'm just so discouraged. I feel guilty enough not being physically able to work and all the time I have to spend in the hospital and while I was fighting for this SSDI and SSI for 4 years I though gut that I would at least be able to get on my feet with the backpay, and when I found out I'd be receiving it in installments, it crushed everything. Especially right now in the worst year of my life. It could've REALLY helped out....

Hi Sarah,

Hi Sarah,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Hang in there!

jessica
I am in the same position

I am in the same position what happens if you have to get a different vehicle since it was too late when they give your back pay?? And I'm in the process of getting my back pay I'm requesting more money do you y will approve me the money to get a new car since my old one gives me so many prob

Hi Jessica,

Hi Jessica,
I really could not say if they would approve your request for extra money, we are not affiliated with the SSA and as such don't have any way to confirm what would be eligible for extra money or expedited benefits.

cindi
Hi! I was approved for ssdi

Hi! I was approved for ssdi Jan 2016. I've been recieving monthly benefits since March but my backpay has been at processing center since then. SSA can't give me any direct answers except they see its there and sending request for info. My attorney was also paid in March and there are no offsets that would hold it up. I finally contacted senator last week Nov 9 and they put in another inquiry. Still nothing and no one has received a response. Any other suggestions on getting my backpay released???

Hi Cindi,

Hi Cindi,
You may want to contact the SSA or your state level representative regarding this, they may be better able to help with your back pay.

Anonymous
I was awarded SSD benfits on

I was awarded SSD benfits on July 12 2011. My payments were started in August. I have been told that my lump sum back pay is going retroactive as of March of 2010. I have not received a letter stating how much or when it will be. I was wondering when I should be expecting them.

Barbara
I started to receive my SSDI

I started to receive my SSDI in December of 2012. I am I do a lump some since I became eligible in May 2012?

Maggie RV
Back pay wouldn't start

Back pay wouldn't start until 5 months after your date of disability. If you were deemed disabled 5/12, they wouldn't count the first five months, so that takes you to October. November's payment deposits in December. Your "lump sum" would only consist of any SSI you may have been eligible for from May 12 to October 12, *only* if the judges ruling was fully favorable.

Hi Maggie, That's right!

Hi Maggie,
That's right!

Molly C
Barbara, I wish I could help

Barbara, I wish I could help you, but I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. Is there any way you can explain your situation in a little more detail?

Robert
Yes I purchased an automobile

Yes I purchased an automobile when I received my first installment if my back pay I wasn't aware of any more money going to be sent to me so under the impression that the 2900 that was sent to my account direct deposit was all that I was receiving I later found out that their was quite a bit more so my engine went out on the car and I was issued some of my back pay and the engine was repaired then when I picked up The car the same day I was informed that the transmission was going out and needed to be replaced so I went back to Social Security again and requested more money so that I can have my transmission replaced and I was denied the money I need my car to get me back and forth to my appointments with my Dr and my Psychiatrist and therapist I've been pushing my car by foot when I get into places thAt require me to go in reverse well physically I am not capable to do this It was not my fault that the transmission went out right after the engine was replaced so can I get more money to repair the transmission

D
Hi Robert,

Hi Robert,
It is unlikely, but you could potentially get the money to pay for your car from expedited back pay. One user on the forum said he did so. You need to send the SSA a written request with the EXACT amount of money you need, and very specific information on why you need it, such as which doctors you are seeing and how you are being treated.

nicole
I received my first lump sum

I received my first lump sum in Feb and I'm not due to receive second one until August. ..I used my first monies on my new apt but i recently had a newborn that I need to buy things for, I also have a 17 yr old son that is in Massachusetts that is homeless bcuz his father kicked him out so I need a plane ticket ti get him home, I don't have much food bcuz of my cut in stamps due to my new ssi income. I am waiting for a decision on my desire request...will they allow me to have it?

Hi Nicole,

Hi Nicole,
I'm not sure that they would approve your request, but one of the best ways to make sure they have all the information for your request is to have documents that would show that you would need an advance on that money.

nicole
They did Approve my request ,

They did Approve my request , and they released it yesterday..how long will it be before I receive my money?

Hi Nicole,

Hi Nicole,
You should get your first lump sum payment around four months from when you start receiving disability benefits.

Debra collins
U lost my husband in 2011 we

U lost my husband in 2011 we were in a bad car wreck I've struggle am disable I'll never GI back to work I have a duaalve son we get benefits but I don't go no where I get 62 in food stamps I have doctor bills its hard to make ends meet I work all my life I was 14 went u started working I barely have food I thing if we on S's we ought to get food stamps enough to get food to last alponrh trump if u could help us it would be well thankful bon pur party son has been dusalbe since brith I didn't have to worry about anything with my husband here he work all his life to so if u can fix system and make it better it would help a lot of as pp its ashamed I've seen it pp will get fpood stamps and sell them and not even go get food I'd. I had asany food stamp s ad so me if these pp got they would be good in my home please trump have compassine for us I have car payment I have to take my son to docters and get him what he needs do u know I can't even get his glasses cause I don't have money please change things for did kids that r dusalbe and pp that is on as we need all help we can get

Hi Debra,

Hi Debra,
I'm sorry to hear about that! We're not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government, but hang in there!

Kelly
I have received my first

I have received my first monthly payment for disability.When can I expect my check for back pay/lump sum?

Molly C
Typically, claimants receive

Typically, claimants receive their back pay within 60 days of being approved for benefits. However, it doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes back pay is deposited into your account before you even receive notice that you were approved. Other times, it can take months to be processed. SSDI back pay is often processed out of state at large processing plants. These plants are responsible for huge amounts of processing work. SSI back pay is often processed in a local office that handles less work. If you have waited over 60 days for your payment, I suggest you call your local office to ask them to check on your back pay.

Anonymous
i have been fighting for 26

i have been fighting for 26 mo.s to get SSI i just went to my to my court date yesterday i was no aware that i would not know the judges answer that day i am 24 years old with Anxitiy peronoa back problems and a port wine stain that causes toumers i have not been able to drive due to tunnel vission and black outs and taking public transpertation scairs me so working with and around people is imposable for me but due to the fact that i dont work i can not maintain on my own with no income if the judge says yes how would i request for my back pay in one lump sum so i can live in a home that i know will be mine that can never be taken from me were i can live with out 6 other people judging me i just so badly want to feel simi normal so please PLEASE help me thank you Cali. Girl

Anonymous
You'll be fine i

You'll be fine i caught for 6 years, and finally was approved, before i even got an answer i got a letter saying an amount, keep praying.

Anonymous
I HAD APPLIED IN 1997 I

I HAD APPLIED IN 1997 I BELIEVE, I TOO WAS SHOT DOWN! now im going to try again, i keep have issue with anger,and mental, and i go off for no reason,( i do have reason but...) i have not be able to hold down a stable income, do to my temper and aniti-social issue that i have with rude and nasty people, i will no longer make friends because of it. now again im not working, i need to pay bills. If i reapply because my issue has got real bad. im taking meds for all of it but after 3 years at a job i get fired....... i have always tried real hard to keep my mounth shut, but these day it get harder and harder every day! i want to know should i put in for a reapplication. or start a new one, and this is a ongoing thing....i have had this for a long time...wore a trach in my throat til i was 5 years .just looking for advise to help me till i can pull it together again i have used all my SDI so not sure!!!! this time its been a year sence i worked.. so till then: thank you

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