SSDI length of time for back pay?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 00:19

When I initially met with my attorney, I was told that back pay would go back one year from application, minus 5 months (I had already waited over 2 years to file because I was told I would have "full recovery" after my 2 fusion surgeries). I've received my acceptance letter but not my back pay yet, and during my search for more info on the process I came across a SSDI page stating that even if it takes 24 months for your claim to get approved, you can only receive pay for 12 months. Can anybody help clarify this for me please? Also, I have friends who received their back pay before or immediately after their approval letters (NY), but I've seen posts by people saying it took several months so I was wondering if there was a formula for when I can expect mine? I'm not looking to go on a spending spree, but I have a mortgage, car payment, property and school taxes, and children to feed and clothe as well as one in an expensive college. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and all input is appreciated.

Craig (not verified)
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:18 Permalink

I filed for ssdi in April got a letter saying that I was approved in September they said my first check will in around December 27 17 my question is is there a back pay of five months in there

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:07 Permalink

My second ssi back payment is due next month could it be earlier and is their a number to call to see if it's been mailed out yet

Wanda owens (not verified)
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:09 Permalink

I'm waiting on my second Dr ssi back payment in November could it be earlier

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

I received my first payment July 19 2017 for ssdi and couple weeks later got my first installment of back pay from ssi but still have not received ssdi back pay I was told 90 days after first payment received I am in missouri anyone else experience this? I am new to all this


In reply to by Kristen (not verified)

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

HI Kristen,
SSDI benefits are on a different schedule, you would receive them about four months after you start receiving SSDI monthly benefits.

John (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:13 Permalink

SSDI letter saying that I should receive $2083 but I only received $2014 in my account do I get back pay this was official January 2013 do I get back pay

Lisa (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:39 Permalink

I was approved for Social Security Disability a few weeks ago.
My application date was September 2016.
My date of onset, as stated in the acceptance letter, was 2007.
I had worked full time from 1989-2002.
The last time I attempted to resume my career was in 2009, for just a few months, unable to continue due to the pain from my disability...have not worked since.
The back pay amount was only for one year, so I'm confused as to why, since they agreed I've been disabled since 2007.
Q: Can I fight to have additional back pay?
Q: Why wouldn't they pay from the date of onset?

Er (not verified)
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:54 Permalink

Hi, my questions is what is the difference of 12 mos retroactive to backpay. I recd my lump sum explaining benefits up to 2017. I was approved for full favorable with the alleged date of May 5 2012, do I still get backpay fr 2013 to 2017? Thanks, will appreciate any response.

San (not verified)
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi I was approved for ssd in May of 2017 by a law judge. He went back to my onset date of July 2014. I received my first check in September, but I still haven't received my back pay. My attorney has been paid for over 2months. I've called & asked why haven't I re received my back pay & they keep saying it's being processed. What or who can I call to get my funds released? I keep checking my online social security account & it doesn't have anything about my back payments.

Debra (not verified)
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:47 Permalink

I have been out of work sence 2013 and haven’t been paid at all I still have on going problems and have to go back to Thearphy because I need i new mri I have bursitis In right side and neck and bottom of my back still hurts all the time neck was not covered just bottom of back it was broke cages sqrews bolts and bone graft then cages sqrews bolts and a kodabor bone in neck I just want all my back pay

Cindy (not verified)
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:52 Permalink

My husband was awarded SSDI fully favored in June 2017 we live abroad here in west Africa and it's been four months since the judge ruled, how long should we be waiting?


In reply to by Cindy (not verified)

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:57 Permalink

Hi Cindy,

You may want to contact the SSA and see if they have a clearer picture. You can call toll free at 1-800-772-1213.

Barbara broom (not verified)
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:52 Permalink

my attorney told me my disability letter will be approved in December do I get back pay for the 22 months I've been waiting all at once or do I just get my disability money first and then they give me my backpack

Barbara broom (not verified)
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

How long will it take for a response

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