You are here

Lump sum back payment

486 posts / 0 new
Last post
Anonymous
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.

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.

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

Anonymous
I have just received a lump

I have just received a lump sum payment from SS for my SS disability that was back dated to August 2011. This was as of 04/01/2014. I have been unable to get an answer from them in regards to my tax liabilities for the year 2014 and how to determine them. Researching as best I could online, it appears that it is possible to spread this payment out over several years, past and present but haven't a clue how to do it. Since I am retired and disabled, I am concerned that we could have a large tax liability for 2014, any suggestions would be appreciated.

Anonymous
I fililed for SSI and SSDI in

I fililed for SSI and SSDI in December 2011. I filed for both not understanding the difference in the two, just knowing I was disabled and needed to file. In late January 2014 I received my court judgement of approval with an onset date of August 2011. With this I was owed a large backpayment. I wennt to meet, as I received a letter to do so, with a worker at the local SSA Office. I met with her 2 days after moving and my son and I not being completly homeless due to a friend allowing us to sleep on their floor. All of my paperwork was stored and with all of the physical and emotional stress of my families situation, was not at all ready to have all of the right answers for questions asked. I did not understand to what extreme and/or even think of somethings that I now realize I should/needed to. I had my boyfriend with me who also attends all of my doctors visits with me to help me make sure to tell them and understand things. I am disabled due to a back injury and severe PTSD and Anziety so when I am stressed I have difficulty focusing. Anyways, It is now June 2-14 and I am trying to get my worker to release funds for my son and I to gain appropriate housing, to pay off debts I have built up from lack of money, need of help over the years and to receive medical treatments needed and she is refusing. She went as far as to call me a liar and said I was making up things even though IO gave her documents that could be proven, doctors letters, bills ect. She even went on to call the person who ownes the house we are staying in a liar and a fraud for the money I needed to pay to rent a room because I have been unable to find any other housing. She is rude, hangs up on me, refuses to make me an appointment, tells me that I am now having a different story than I did in the first meeting, that she will not release money to me for things I did not mention to her before as being needed. I feel treatened by her after looking up reviews on the local office and learning this is standard treatment to people there. I am desperate to not have these problems and have the negative and harmful effects of her actions and/or treatment towards me any more. If it is a matter of dropping SSI I will to get y back pay so I can provide my son with housing, cloths, to have the medical treatment and lack of threats and stress she causes. I read filing a complaint can only make matters worse, does anyone have any suggestions because I need for this not to be an issue. I need to have basic needs met with my back pay, not to be at risk of loosing a room due to her actions of mistreatment and to loose what little bit I could have positive in my life because she is not willing to call to verify or believe in misunderstanding and/or miscommunication. Please help. Thank You

Anonymous
Hello Hope all are in good

Hello Hope all are in good spirits and better health. Disabled since April 2012. Applied, application part (December 28, 2013) & was automatically applied for ssi & ssd. Denied by May 2013, appealed it. Court hearing May 2, 2014. Waiting waiting... Once the 60 day mark passed, I would call every Monday. This Monday August 11th, I did not call, so depressing to hear noooo not yet. On Tuesday August 12th, I get a letter to come into my local office. They got an allowance for me but need to update my info before they can release it. I am told I was approved for ssi & ssd. Shocked finally but very happy. They explain how it works. I am completely lost and very confused. ssd I will not give back pay but ssi I will however they do this in installments. I owe so much money as well as household bills are so behind. Approximately how much will the first installment be? I did ask but was told if I needed an advance after first installment they are willing to give it with good reason. I appreciate any reply to this question and I thank you for your help in advance.

sANDRA
hOW DO I APPLY FOR EARLY

hOW DO I APPLY FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF SSI BACKPAY FOR MEDICAL NEED

Igg
Hi Sandra, you can apply for

Hi Sandra, you can apply for early payments of SSI back pay in the following situations:
Presumptive disability
Emergency advanced payment
Immediate payment
Expedited reinstatement cases
You should contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or call your local SSA office.

Monette
How do I get back money to

How do I get back money to buy a car. I'm still owed over $6000.00 and need a couple of thousand dollars to get a car. I know I can but HOw and how long.?,

D
Hi Monette,

Hi Monette,
You will unfortunately have to wait for your back payment to come in. Expedited payments are only available for those in extreme medical emergencies.

Roni
My son got a lump sum in jan

My son got a lump sum in jan 2013, another on July 14th and should have gotten one this month. I called the call center she was going to send a message, but stated note were in about the back payment already. The proceed to say the dates of the last two didn't matter as long as the payment is within the 6 nth but to me that means it would be late. She then stated I should be receiving a letter but I haven't yet and it is Jan 27,2015. Should I call back to check what is going on. I have back rent to pay and a service dog on hold for my son, but only until the end of this month.

D
Hi Roni,

Hi Roni,
I'm sorry your lump sum payment is late. If you received your last payment on July 14th, then your payment is indeed late. I would say that your best bet is to just keep calling the SSA. Sometimes payments get delayed and there is unfortunately not a lot that can be done about it.

Pages

Add new comment