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.

William (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:47 Permalink

The judge has awarded SSI back payments 3 months later she dies are we still awarded her back payment lump sum payout


In reply to by William (not verified)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:12 Permalink

Hi William,
I am so sorry to hear that. You may not be awarded the back pay but you should receive a one-time death payment and you might be eligible for survivors' benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:51 Permalink

I recently found out (on the SSA website) that I was approved for disability. It showed how much I will receive each month and said January 10th I will receive my first monthly pmt. There was no mention of back pay. I called the ss office and the lady I spoke to (very short answered and very rude) said there is nothing in her computer showing me getting back pay. Are there situations where someone does not get back pay at all? This would be devastating for my household as I have been out of work for over a year and am about to lose Everything. I applied for disability on 6/14/17 so I actually got approved pretty fast considering it takes years sometimes. I got approved with no attorney.. I don't know if that makes a difference but I'm literally in tears. Is it possible I'll get NO back pay or am I worried for nothing because it may just be too soon for it to show up in the ride lady's computer? Please help
Saidah S.


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:13 Permalink

Hi there,
I am so sorry to hear that, but it is indeed true that many people do not receive back pay. If you got approved quickly you will not be entitled to back pay, that's only for people who waited years for approval.

Andrew howell (not verified)
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:43 Permalink

How long does it take for ssi to pay 5000 in back pay

Steve (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 01:20 Permalink

My judgement has been approved. I have been waiting on my back pay. Its already been 60 days


In reply to by Steve (not verified)

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Steve,

Sorry to hear that. You can call the SSA to see if they can shed some light on when you will be receiving back pay.

Laquita Jackson (not verified)
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

How much is taken out of you back payment for retirement survivor and disability

Annie (not verified)
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:07 Permalink

I am receiving my ssdi now... Here the question will or should getting back pay for both ssi & ssdi... The ssi is $8,800 & $27,150 thats before fees switch is 25% for the attorney... Already passed my 6 months waiting period received ssdi monthly now in Feb 1 for ssdi payment they said it will be much will that or is it figure? When does the ssi come in someone said after your installment monthly you will receive it and of course got told it will be installment payment all... So does ssi payment set date which i was told...if figures are in order when are the days to receive it... No calendar date just like the payment each week when your birthday falls...


In reply to by Annie (not verified)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:26 Permalink

Hi Annie,
I could not say if you would be owed back pay for SSI, if you receive benefits based on your work record and they are more than $750 a month, you may not be eligible for SSI.

Jo (not verified)
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:32 Permalink

I was approved for ssd in August I received my first check in Nov for October, I still have not received my back pay, and when I called them to find out what was going on, they said they are waiting to see if I owe money to the government, which I don't. Can they do this? Is it legal? And if they can how long can they hold it?


In reply to by Jo (not verified)

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

Hi Jo,
It usually takes about four months to receive back pay after you start receiving monthly payments for SSDI, so you may receive your back pay around Februrary. They can check if you owe money to the government when they do that.

Judy (not verified)
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:27 Permalink

What are the requirements you need to get some of your back pay is there a list of things that will show you what they will give back pay for if you need it


In reply to by Judy (not verified)

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

Hi Judy,
I'm not aware of any list, but if it's something like food, shelter, or transportation, the SSA may be able to pay back pay earlier than the scheduled times due to dire need.

judy robinson (not verified)
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 19:41 Permalink

lump some benefits after spouse's death that hasn't been recevied

leonard (not verified)
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 06:53 Permalink

i was on ssi they moved me to ssdi adult child, i recieved my backpay of 11K now for SSI and medi-cal shows all these backpay rules to keep it but whats called the pickle amendment allows me to keep my medi-cal, but wondering what the rules are for me as far as my medi-cal with the lump sum, like on SSI says its countable income but im not on ssi, so as far as the medi-cal portion what do i do? when i was on SSI i NEVER talked to anyone from medi-cal do i call soc sec or medi-cal or what?

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