SSI Back Pay Installments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:41

Does anybody know whether that SSI back pay comes on a certain day of the month? I got my first installment the same week I was approved for SSI it came on the same day I got my first benefit. But I should receive one in January and I'm trying to figure out when I will see it? If anyone has any experience with receiving them in would love to hear about it!


In reply to by Carol montoya (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:52 Permalink

Hi Carol,
It may still be in installments, the limit for the first two installments is $2000.

Ricky peters (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 12:25 Permalink

How long after you were approved before you got your first check


In reply to by Ricky peters (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:42 Permalink


Typically it will be 4 months to get your first check and then the back payments will come in 6 month installments after that.

Càrolyn (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 22:56 Permalink

When is the next date for my last lump sum

Will (not verified)
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:39 Permalink

How do they break down the payments so you know how much every six months you will get


In reply to by Will (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:00 Permalink

Hi Will,
The first two payments are limited to $2000, and the last installment is the remainder of your check, no mattter how much it is.

Kim (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:12 Permalink

Even if if more then 10000

Kay (not verified)
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:19 Permalink

I’m curious about back payments...will they automatically deposit funds every 6 months...or do you have to call them...I’m new to this. We received our first installment on 5/11/2017 so I’m guessing the 2nd installment will be 11/11/2017


In reply to by Kay (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:05 Permalink

Hi Kay,

It's definitely possible. You might want to check back next week with the SSA if you don't get anything today.

James (not verified)

In reply to by Kay (not verified)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:06 Permalink

I got aback payment in August 26 2019 when will I get another payment

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Kay (not verified)

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:38 Permalink

Hi I'm in the process of expecting another installment of backpay for my son. Did yours come in 6 months?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:33 Permalink


Your installments of back pay should come in 6 month increments. If it does not, I would recommend calling your local SSA office.

Marsha mcginnis (not verified)
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:41 Permalink

When will I receive my next installment payment

jazmine (not verified)
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:44 Permalink

my son has back pay of 2500 $ from ssi they sent me a check for $1960 do they still have to send me a check for 540 because he was over 2000 $ of back pay

Karina (not verified)

In reply to by jazmine (not verified)

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:08 Permalink

Hi jazmine i wanted to ask a.question did they ask you to open a dedicated account for your son so they can feposit hes backpay or do they send u a check for the backpay

Neka (not verified)

In reply to by Karina (not verified)

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:33 Permalink

I also had to to a dedication account for my son they will not send a check for backpay for "A Child"

Eunice Glover (not verified)
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 21:10 Permalink

Got my first installment june 1st 2017 when is my next one social security said n 6 months


In reply to by Eunice Glover (not verified)

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

Hi Eunice,

We aren't affiliated with the SSA, so we can't give you an exact date, but I would say sometime within the first week of December.

drew mccutcheon (not verified)
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 07:23 Permalink

I have received my 1st and 2nd installment (my latest one was in June). I was told by SSA that I would receive my third installment today and have not. What should I do?


In reply to by drew mccutcheon (not verified)

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi Drew,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, you can do so at 1-800-772-1213.

Danae (not verified)
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 19:40 Permalink

My daughter got her first Ssi check June 1,2017 and her first installment June 5, 2017... the Social security office told me the next installment comes every 6 months. So does that mean December 5,2017 my daughter should be gettin her next installment?


In reply to by Danae (not verified)

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:56 Permalink

Hi Danae,

I really can't say for sure if you'll receive it today but if you don't get it by the end of the week I would contact the SSA.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Danae (not verified)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

HI! Did you get the 2dn installment on time? My daughters 2nd installment back pay was due today but it isnt there. crossing my fingers it comes in the next day or so

Herbert Lair (not verified)
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:57 Permalink

Where is my back pay check and when was it mailed out


In reply to by Herbert Lair (not verified)

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:24 Permalink

Hi Herbert,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, you can call them at 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:40 Permalink

How can I receive my sons back pay sooner ? Due to sheltering costs , I cannot wait until February when his next installment is due . I was told I could get it sooner .

Shelia (not verified)
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:07 Permalink

My last installment is due Jan.2018 could you tell me when at the beginning or end of the month


In reply to by Shelia (not verified)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:38 Permalink

Hi Shelia,
SSI payments are always sent on the first of the month, but if you received your first back pay installment mid-month you'll receive the same this time around.

Jasmine (not verified)
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:33 Permalink

My son gets SSI and I have gotten 2 installments of backpay. One was $2,200 and the other was $3,100. Will he get another one because it will be 6 months in january from the last installment and they never write any letter about his backpay. I don't even know how much they owed him in backpay. I am just wondering if anyone thinks he will get another but I read in a comment that the first two installment can't exceed three times the max monthly SSI payments!? The 3,100 did exceed that since $735 was the max for 2017. He was only getting $633 a month though until November it dropped to $490 a month. He isn't getting the max SSI payments if that matters. So does that mean that he got paid two installments and that is all of his backpay?


In reply to by Jasmine (not verified)

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

Hi Jasmine,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they would have detailed information about your case, you can get in touch with them by calling 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:03 Permalink

Hello, I was just approved for SSI. I got my first deposit and it was no where near what I was told. Will they deposit more at anytime? My back pay looks like it’s gonna be installments. I’ve heard so many different stories on how they pay out back pay or ssi. I’ve waited 3 and a half years. I got first deposit on the 7th I think of this month. I have no clue when I’ll get my next deposit or how much it’ll be or anything. Just sitting here waiting lol so if anyone knows anything pls let me know. Yes I’ve read all the comments. Didn’t help. Lol thanks


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

Hi there,
If you're receiving SSI benefits, the SSA pays out back pay in installments, six months apart.

LaCosta (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:21 Permalink

I was told that I should receive a payment in 3 to 7 days. I have not received anything. Should I call or continue to wait?

LaCosta (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:28 Permalink

Am I correct in assuming that once the SSI payment is paid, the back payment will be paid at the same time?

Tina (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:04 Permalink

Hi i got a letter from ssi saying my son is approved and he will get his first monthly check in 01/01/2018 and that hes going to get over 6000 in back pay. That i need to set up direct deposit for him so they can deposit it. Ive gave them all the info on the direct deposit already how much longer is it going to be till they deposit his back pay?


In reply to by Tina (not verified)

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:04 Permalink

HI there,
you may receive it about four months after he starts receiving monthly benefits.

Tina (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:09 Permalink

My son got approved for ssi i already opened a bank account and gave ssi the info how long will it be till they deposit his back pay in it?

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