Lump sum back payment

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 13:04

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.


In reply to by dani (not verified)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:04 Permalink

Hi Dani,
The SSA may provide back pay for that, if you are set to receive back pay they would include the back pay for those months in there.

Teri (not verified)
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

My son received a very large back payment from social security. He is also on SIS and has Medicaid for his secondary insurance. Can we spend that lump sum payment so to not lose his SIS and Medicaid, or do we have to lose SIS and Medicaid and reapply when the money runs out?


In reply to by Teri (not verified)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:53 Permalink

Hi Terri,
You would either need to spend it or you may be able to put it in a special needs trust. It may be a good idea to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 09/02/2017 - 04:28 Permalink

I applied for SSI in 2015 I finely got approved how much will I get in back pay?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:45 Permalink


As of 2016, monthly SSI payments were $733/mo + any state supplements. You should receive a lump sum for all the months you've missed. This lump sum should come in three separate installments. Hope this helps!

Amy (not verified)
Sat, 09/02/2017 - 18:22 Permalink

I just received a letter stating they were with holding $ 18,000 for SSI back pay to pay lawyer and Human Re. I am thinking that is food stamps. Do you have to pay back all food stamps

Deana (not verified)
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 21:27 Permalink

Hi, my son has spina bifida, he is 4 years old and was just approved this month. We applied when he was 6 months old. We haven't had our last appointment yet, due to phone tag with the office. Today my car broke down and im a single mother. I have no way to get to work or any of his doctors appointments. Will he receive back pay and is there anyway we can rush the process due to the dire need for transportation?


In reply to by Deana (not verified)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:06 Permalink

Hi Deana,
You can, you may want to contact your local SSA office about this with documentation of your need ( like a repair estimate or bill).

sue (not verified)
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 19:04 Permalink

if a persone is receiving federal disability payments and social security disability payments and then receives a shedule award for their work injury can they keep the money received in the schedule award.. or will social security want that...


In reply to by sue (not verified)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:12 Permalink

Hi Sue,
If they're receiving SSI benefits, they may become ineligible for benefits if they go over SSI's limits on income or financial assets.

sue (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:58 Permalink

is there a web site to find out that information...

Clyde (not verified)
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:18 Permalink

I got approved in May for social security disability but I applied in February. I got improved with no problems but not getting my first payment until September but I was wonder will I just get the monthly amount or will I get back money since February ?


In reply to by Clyde (not verified)

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:00 Permalink

Hi Clyde,
You may be eligible for back pay from your Established Onset Date, but you may want to contact a local SSA office about what you'd be eligible for back pay for.

Laporsha (not verified)
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:42 Permalink

I received my baby's first back payment February 28 it's September this makes 7 months I was told we will receive a payment every 6 months but I have not received his second payment yet.

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