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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.

Sherry Alongi
Your post described almost

Your post described almost exactly what i have been considering. I have been paid 1 installment, have $32,000 remaining..and need access to my funds asap as i shared a residence with my mother and our home was part of a fire 2 weeks ago which has left us homeless. Called my rep and he simply said "fax over a letter with an amount of what your asking for". Well, i lost everything so i need to rebuild from clothes to furniture to a home but when searching online for details, no specific info about limits they will disburse or if i had to qualify first to purchase a home before they would release the funds.

Hi Sherry,

Hi Sherry,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to ask for an amount that would cover those things, however you may want to contact your local office and ask them about purchasing a home as that can affect your benefits eligibility.

Sherry Alongi
Now, i need a vehicle. Is it

Now, i need a vehicle. Is it likely in all the posts you receive for claimants to have more than 1 exception for release of back pay funds, approved?

HI Kelly,

HI Kelly,
Yes, you may be able to get funds released for that as well, it may be a good idea to bring information about the car you'd like to buy as well so that they'd have an idea as to what to release for dire need.

Lisa Moore
I have been waiting on my

I have been waiting on my back pay for 4 months and I believe the processing center paid out money to student loans that wasn't supposed to be paid because I had already made payment arrangements. Now there holding the rest of my back pay and I need a car and a place to live. I have called numerous times to social security and they send messages to release funds immediately for desperate needs but still it's not helping. What can I do? I'm forced to live with my husband who requires me to do what he says or I don't get a ride to places I need to go. I'm desperate! !! Please advise me on what I can do. please help or direct me to who can. Thank you!

HI Lisa,

HI Lisa,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to gather documentation about your dire need (medical bills, eviction notices, ect) and your arrangements with your student loans to send along to the SSA. They may be better able to help you with evidence of a hardship.

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

Desperate Disabled
Thanks for sending me to my

Thanks for sending me to my congressman. I have Huffman and then Boxer and another longtime rep in the Senate who I am having my rep payee contact. It is a large lump sum, attorney's were paid months ago, I never requested SSI as I was told by SSI they would halt my payment for back pay by 6 months which they did anyway.
I have made Liam repay promises, need medical attention, have put deposits down I am loosing, can't get my wheel chair and so on. I am loosing my mind trying to deal with this people.

Hi there,

Hi there,
I;m sorry to hear about that! It's definitely a good thing that you're reaching out to your representatives. Hang in there!

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!

James
Sarah was it two business

Sarah was it two business days ?

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.

Cheryl
Just curious, i am in the

Just curious, i am in the same situation and i am not sure how much i should aak for, for a car. I don't want them to think i am aaking for to much even though in reality it is supposed to be our money. How much did you request? I want to get a good one that wont break down you know

Cherita
How much was did they give

How much was did they give you for the car. I'm in that situation now but I didn't no if I needed to ask for a down payment or If I needed to ask for 9000 which is the total of the car I was trying to purchase

HI Cherita,

HI Cherita,
That would depend on what you'd need for a car and what the SSA would be willing to release as a dire need payment.

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

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