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.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

My husband draw disabilty he draws the same every month tjis month 138 dollars short how come


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

Hi There,

You'll have to contact the SSA to find out the exact reason. Their number is 1-800-772-1213. If he started working then it may have reduced his payment.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

How long do it take to get your back payment from ssa after being approved


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 16:37 Permalink

Hi There,

You typically receive back pay four months after you start receiving your disability benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:15 Permalink

Call who

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

What's the number please

Phillip (not verified)
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:25 Permalink

Will social security remember my last back pay

carrie (not verified)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:08 Permalink

Hi all I'm meeting with a lawyer cause I was turned down when I did it on my own.Is this good that Im meeting with a lawyer and he excepts my case?

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:49 Permalink

I received my fully favorable letter on May 21. Received my first monthly payment on June 25 how much longer before I receive my backpay

Jeff Martin (not verified)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Approved for disability on May 21, received my first monthly payment on June 25. When will I receive my backpay, the processing center has had it since July 12

Jeffrey (not verified)
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 14:00 Permalink

I started receiving my monthly payments in June when should I expect to receive my backpay


In reply to by Jeffrey (not verified)

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 17:03 Permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Backpay usually comes about 4 months after you start receiving your payments.

Keith Whiteaker (not verified)
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:30 Permalink

I received my award letter and it states that I became disabled on January 28,2017 but it doesn't tell my monthly benefits amount. It is at the processing center and has been since the 14th of this month the judge flagged it as a critical need so how long does it take for them to process the payment amount and for my family to receive benefits?

Ray (not verified)
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

If I received my first back pay on March 21 2018,when should I receive my second installment?

Annette Hoy (not verified)
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 18:10 Permalink

Can my entire SSDI back pay be kept to pay off student loans and?

Debra (not verified)
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:49 Permalink

How long does it take to receive any of your back payments i been approved since January of 2018 i received my award letter stating the amount of back payments but haven't received any.


In reply to by Debra (not verified)

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

Hi Debra,

You typically receive backpay about four months after you first start receiving benefits.

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