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.

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:29 Permalink

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!

Octavia (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:52 Permalink

What happens if the ssi office has sent my sons back pay to a old address even if I changed my address 2 months prior to them sending it out at Feb 2 and sent it to a address I no longer live at, how then do they pay me my back pay for my son

dEBBIE (not verified)
Sun, 11/01/2015 - 13:13 Permalink

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

Deanna

In reply to by dEBBIE (not verified)

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:27 Permalink

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.

Yes u can (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:50 Permalink

I had an industrial accident 8 back surgeries but 5 years my i went into renal failure and am dialysis i had a 2 claim opened

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Yes u can (not verified)

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 20:15 Permalink

Hi. This question is for anyone. I had to leave my job due to my child was diagnose with autism. I was told that i can apply for ssi. Do anyone knows the process and will he get aproved?

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:29 Permalink

Hi,

I can try to help you with that. It’s possible, but many children are disqualified due to technical, not medical reasons. Before applying on behalf of a child, you will need to know if you earn too much income to qualify, as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is needs based and only those with limited income and resources will qualify.

As your child isn’t making any income, the SSA will evaluate you and/or your spouses’ monthly income to determine if your child will qualify. If you are married, or if you have other children, your yearly income limit will be higher. For example, a single parent with one child can only earn about $36,000, but a family of 5 can earn around $50,000.

If you do think your income qualifies, you should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to discuss your options and schedule an appointment to apply. You’ll unfortunately need to apply in person, but there are over 1300 SSA offices across the country to help you do so.

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:29 Permalink

Hi,

I can try to help you with that. It’s possible, but many children are disqualified due to technical, not medical reasons. Before applying on behalf of a child, you will need to know if you earn too much income to qualify, as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is needs based and only those with limited income and resources will qualify.

As your child isn’t making any income, the SSA will evaluate you and/or your spouses’ monthly income to determine if your child will qualify. If you are married, or if you have other children, your yearly income limit will be higher. For example, a single parent with one child can only earn about $36,000, but a family of 5 can earn around $50,000.

If you do think your income qualifies, you should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to discuss your options and schedule an appointment to apply. You’ll unfortunately need to apply in person, but there are over 1300 SSA offices across the country to help you do so.

Gladys (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:06 Permalink

Apply at the SSA office in person, as soon as possible. 1/29/18

Edith Keeneu (not verified)
Mon, 11/02/2015 - 14:26 Permalink

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

Deanna

In reply to by Edith Keeneu (not verified)

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 09:35 Permalink

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 (not verified)

In reply to by Edith Keeneu (not verified)

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:42 Permalink

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.

Danielle (not verified)

In reply to by Jennifer (not verified)

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:30 Permalink

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

Deanna

In reply to by Danielle (not verified)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:32 Permalink

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.

Florence (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 15:37 Permalink

If an adult child has received a large lump sum, Social Security back pay missed after the father's death years ago, and is unable to use it rationally - even with assistance- ; is it possible to stop the spend-down and remain on SSI? That seems like a sensible option for both SSI and the beneficiary. This is in Illinois.

Bryan

In reply to by Florence (not verified)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:18 Permalink

Hi Florence,
you may want to look into a special needs trust, and you also may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they can assign a payee for the child.

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