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.

Stacy (not verified)
Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:43 Permalink

I have a question how long does it take to get ur second lump sum payment if u receive ur first check of 2000 in may


In reply to by Stacy (not verified)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Stacy,

That seems like a long time in between payments, I would recommend speaking to someone at the SSA regarding that.

karli rose (not verified)
Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:14 Permalink

if i received a ssi check for 925.oo on thursday and cashed it at walmart,then received another one a few days later,why couldnt walmart cash it,they said i had to wait a week


In reply to by karli rose (not verified)

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:56 Permalink

Hi Karli,
I really could not say, you may want to contact Walmart regarding their check cashing policies.

George (not verified)
Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:47 Permalink

I was just wondering I got my back pay first check in April 1st was wondering when I get another check


In reply to by George (not verified)

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:55 Permalink

Hi George,
You may have receive an award letter in the mail, it will outline your benefits and it may also contain information regarding this. You may also want to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Sophie Montijo (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

I just started receiving SSI. Got my first back pay in Sept. Just found out I need hearing aids in both ears, can I get the rest ir a pirtion of back pay to cover the cost?


In reply to by Sophie Montijo (not verified)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:12 Permalink

Hi Sophie,
You may be able to do so! It's a good idea to contact your local SSA office regarding this as they'd be able to give you detailed information specific to your case about this.

Shannan (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:07 Permalink

Does back pay checks come in multiples? My son has only received a partial amount of what I expected him to receive.


In reply to by Shannan (not verified)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:10 Permalink

Hi Shannan,
Yes, for SSI benefits, your child would receive back pay in installments six months apart.

Tammy K (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:39 Permalink

I have permanent guardianship of a nephew who receives benefits due to his mother being disabled. He has no disabilities or special needs himself at all. We just received his back pay. Can some of this money be used to reimburse our past expenses of his portion of rent, utilities, groceries...etc?


In reply to by Tammy K (not verified)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:43 Permalink

Hi Tammy,

With specific questions like that, it is best to speak with a SSA representative. You can reach them at 1-800-772-1213.

Jodi (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 22:42 Permalink

I just found out my lawyer got paid but there is money left will I get it

Tomasena (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:53 Permalink

I received surviver benefits at age 17 at age 21 I became approved for Ssi am I entitled to back pay also I did not choose which check to go with. I asked for lumb some I had been told no . Now I find a application for the same lum some I had been told im not able to have.
Who could have that access to taking money from mentally damaged people who they thought would not have friends to explain and help them from has been happening blindly to them. Mentally and emotionally I morn for what my life should have developed into instead social security have takin my freedom to choose by with holding what is rightfully mine. My father turns in his grave knowing that he has died an all that he has work for just in case he died so if one of his kid where faced with a illness he will be able to help his baby.


In reply to by Tomasena (not verified)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

Hi Tomasena,
Unfortunately, you may not have been eligible for disability benefits prior to age 21, or you may have started benefits as soon as you were eligible.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:45 Permalink

It's time for my child back 3ed back pay installment he got his second Back pay on April 10 here it is Oct 11 in he still have got it how long can it take for them to release his 3ed installment

Rob carroll (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

I recently applied for a request to have my refaxed September 22 they said seven and 14 business days before I receive the check it's been 13 days does he usually come on time


In reply to by Rob carroll (not verified)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:51 Permalink

Hi Rob,
If you have applied for benefits, it may take longer than that. However, depending on the severity of your condition, you may have been eligible for a Compassionate Allowance decision, which has a shorter timeline.

Amber Thomas (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:41 Permalink

I'm at unable to get a saving or checking acct with banks because of past issues they approved me for money out of my back pay due to financial issues is there any other way I can receive the payment


In reply to by Amber Thomas (not verified)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:51 Permalink

Hi Amber,

You would need to talk to someone from the SSA regarding that since all payments are made via a direct deposit into either a checking or savings account.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:25 Permalink

I received SSD, I apply for SSI in February it was approve I got my first check october 1 2017. Do I get back payments. I am disable since March 2012

Ian (not verified)
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:51 Permalink

if I were to get about 21.000 in back back pay,how would they pay my lawyer and me, and also is there a time period in witch I have to spend the money.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:21 Permalink

Yes I would like to know how long does it take for my back payment to arrive and how will I be receiving it ... I was approve for ssi and I'm going to receive my first month check in Nov...


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:08 Permalink

HI there,
SSI benefits are paid out in installments six monthds apart. You may receive it in the coming months.

PATRICIA RAMSEY (not verified)
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:28 Permalink

What form do I need to file to get the rest of my back pay I need it bad I have no vehical and im moving


In reply to by PATRICIA RAMSEY (not verified)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:00 Permalink

Hi Patricia,

You can go to the SSA's website and there is more information on how to apply for expedited payments.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

So i am basicaly homles and have back pay butt they say they pay. Money and then in 6 moths they pay again and then in 6 more moths they pay all of it well my question is is there anyway to get before a yeare. In 6 months if ure homles .to help with housing and stuff like that .

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:28 Permalink

Who do i call to find out about my boyfriend back pay

William (not verified)
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:37 Permalink

I received back a back payment and was told the full back payment would be paid off after 3 initial backpayment were paid that the third backpayment would be the final amount i received one back payment and 3 months later ran into a situation where i needed funda to purchase a vehicle i did everything they told me to do and waa approved got the money a week later i wanna kno if doing that affected the second installment payment that was due in the next 3 months since i had the emergency where i needed a vehicle or waa ssi just gonna continue to send me the second backpayment when its due in January or not send it because they approved me to get the funds early from my back pay to purchase a vehicle


In reply to by William (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:18 Permalink

Hi William,
It would affect your remaining installments as the money that the SSA had sent you was from your back pay.

Don And Lisa B (not verified)
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:16 Permalink

I fought since 2011 for my SSI , I finally won a fully favorable decision this year, my first installment came then I needed extra money for a electric bill, it was given to me two days later , then I received another installment 6 months on the day that was my second installment, now the last installment which is the balance ( around 20,000) is due to me in April 2018, but my house goes into sheriff's sale this November 2017, does anyone think I can get my last payment released early to my so I can get a home to live? Or anyone been through similar situation. Greatly appreciate you answers. And God bless you all. We are the most patient people in the world..(LoL)


In reply to by Don And Lisa B (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:30 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to do so, I would contact the SSA with information about your housing situation.

Veronica M (not verified)
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:10 Permalink

My sons back pay was 4.000 something back in may of 2017 and I should be getting his second installment next month witch is November 2017.but I have stayed without a car and its hard to get my son to his Dr apt that he need to get his meds can I ask for the second installment of 2200 in advance to purchase a car and if yes how can I do that?


In reply to by Veronica M (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:31 Permalink

Hi Veronica,
You may be able to do so, I would bring documentation of your need to the SSA regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:28 Permalink

Hi my name is Jess. I have got approved on August 17th 2017. I received my first lump sum but I wanted to know how many months do I have to wait to get the next lump sum

Larry (not verified)
Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:28 Permalink

I got 2200 from my disability backpay im waiting for the rest can i ask for xtra money for dental work

Monica (not verified)
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

Ok have another question I know the money is for my childs need I ask ssi if could get money for tires and money bed and mattress for her clothes I was told those are wants not need that's why she get a monthly check but my child has been waiting on her disability since 2010 she just got approve in March2017 judge told me I was not doing enough for her cause I was working,2jobs and single mother of 3 so now I work one job and its hard but why is it hard 2 get money and have 2 explained


In reply to by Monica (not verified)

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:04 Permalink

HI Monica,
SSI back pay and monthly benefits are strictly for the care and upkeep of your child, so things other than that may not be an approved use of funds.

Diane Grubbs (not verified)
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:04 Permalink

my ex-husband was on ssi getting a lump sum of back pay, then he passed. do our 3 sons get this money?


In reply to by Diane Grubbs (not verified)

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:07 Permalink

Hi Diane,

I am so sorry to hear that. Your children could qualify for auxiliary benefits until they are 18.

George (not verified)
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

I got back pay but I need to reapply I could still get my pay back or no ?

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