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Darin T.
I received my award letter

I received my award letter dated 1/7/19 from the SSDI judge on 1/9/19. The SSDI sent me a letter that they needed more information from me including a bank account for auto deposits before they can process and set up payments which I did on 3/1/19. My daughter received her back pay on 3/15 and my attorney was paid as well. I received both April and May monthly payments but I'm looking to see how much longer it will be before I receive any back pay? I am a resident of California. What if anything could be holding it up? Thank you for your help or information you can offer. DT

Hi Darin,

Hi Darin,

Backpay usually comes about 4 months after you fist begin receiving your benefits!

Jennifer
Hello everyone, I received a

Hello everyone, I received a fully favorable decision 10 weeks after hearing before judge. Wanted everyone to know that checking your status online us the best and most accurate information. I received my approval letter, then a week later it showed my payment amount online and that it will start the next month. Nothing about back pay yet but it has only been a week since approval letter and I have not received my award letter yet. So this goes to show every state is different so don't give up hope. It does take patience, though very hard to be patient when bills are piling up. The relief you feel when you finally get approved is like no other feeling, everyone hang in there and I hope and pray you get approved too.

Congrats Jennifer and thank

Congrats Jennifer and thank you for sharing!

Christina
I received my award letter in

I received my award letter in January have been receiving monthly payments since March. When should I expect to receive any of my back pay from SSI.

Hi Christina,

Hi Christina,

Typically back pay comes about 4 months after you begin to receive your benefits.

Trice
Hi my daughter received her

Hi my daughter received her first instalment dec 4 2018 I was wondering when she will receive her second installment of back pay

Hi Trice,

Hi Trice,

Back pay installments typically come 6 months apart, it may come this month.

Shemika
My kids father was approved

My kids father was approved march 28 him and they lawyer have received their back payment i have three kids for him they told me they will pay me back 24 months its been 60 days i haven't heard ANYTHING

Hi Shemika,

Hi Shemika,

Typically back pay comes about 4 months after you begin to receive your benefits.

Nancy
My husband was approved for

My husband was approved for SSDI in January and received his first monthly payment from SSDI for the month of February in March. Would the backpay then come 4 months from the date it began in February or from the date we received his first payment deposited at the end of March? Thank you for your response.

Hi Nancy,

Hi Nancy,

I believe it would be 4 months after you first began receiving benefits.

Anonymous
Its been over 90 days and

Its been over 90 days and still no backpay. Called numerous numbers get run around. Can i somehow talk to a rep at process center, not ill call u back number, they have never returned calls.

Hi There,

Hi There,

Back pay typically takes longer than 90 days to come. Back pay typically comes 4 months after you begin receiving benefits. If you are receiving SSI, you'll get it in 3 installments each about 6 months apart.

Shelly
My case is a little

My case is a little complicated, I filed for ssdi and was denied. My lawyer took it all the way to the federal level where it was remanded back to the Alj judge. In the meantime they had ne reapply, I did and was approved. I started drawing my disability monthly while the original case was still in appeals. They have now approved my back pay. How long does it take for them to send your back pay. Also they have already held 5 months from when I started drawing, will they hold it again from my back pay .

Hi Shelly,

Hi Shelly,

Back pay typically comes about 4 months after you begin receiving your benefits. You can reach out to the SSA with any questions if your backpay hasn't come yet. Their number is 1-800-772-1213!

MIke
Hello and thank you for what

Hello and thank you for what you do! I was favorably approved by a judge on 27Jul19 and my onset date was 01Aug2016 (24 year veteran). I'm really confused because on my award I had my two children living with me and my wife who takes care of a great majority of the household. I had 11k arrears (kid is already grown - 22 year old) and the lawyer fee (6000.00) and I only received a lump sum check of 18k and it was much much lower than what was calculated for onset date, back pay and retro. How can this be If my award would've been capped at the max family benefit? It's really confusing because even if they did take the 17k from my check, I would have had a substantial amount left not just 18k...I apologize if it sounds like I'm complaining but it's been a uphill battle since 2012 when my injury actually started with the military and then with the Social Security Office for another 3 years with my family in tow going through the monetary hardship with me. (Thanks in advance)

Hi Mike,

Hi Mike,

It could have been that this was the first installment of back pay. SSDI back pay comes in 3 installments rather than one lump sum. If you were awarded SSI, then it would be one lump sum.

Shelly
I initially applied for ssdi

I initially applied for ssdi in Aug 2012. I was denied and it went all the way to federal court and was remanded back to aldj. It was finally approved on July 11, 2019. I was told it could take up to 60 days to get my back pay. It has past the 60 days and when I contact social security they tell me it's still processing. How long does it usually tack to get back pay. One lady told me it could take longer because my case was complicated

Hi Shelly,

Hi Shelly,

Every case is different, but it can sometimes take up to 4 months after you begin receiving benefits.

Lorraine
Hi Shelly. Your case sounds

Hi Shelly. Your case sounds almost exactly like mine. After I finally received my award letter for backpay my attorney was paid first and I received my backpay 4 months after receiving the award letter in the mail. Hang in there congratulations on finally getting your benefits. I had over 4 years and 7 months of backpay due. Approval from the Judge is not the starting point. The award letter is the beginning of the payment release.... I hope this helps.

Orfa
I applied for disability

I applied for disability about 1 1/2 year ago. I got approved in March will I get back pay.

Hi Orfa,

Hi Orfa,

It depends on when the SSA determines is your date of onset (the date you began experiencing the disabling condition). If you had to wait over 5 months from that date for disability, you'll receive backpay for each month after that 5 month period. For example, let's say you applied for disability benefits in December of 2018 and that the SSA determined you began experiencing your disabling condition was January 1, 2019. If you were approved September 1, 2019, you should receive backpay for June, July, August.

Renee Turner
I have ALS and was approved

I have ALS and was approved for social security disability benefits in February. I waited 6 months for my first check. My disease is so profound that I can only move my eyes. I did not receive backpay for the months wait. Why?

Hi Renee,

Hi Renee,

If you only had to wait five months or less between when you were approved for benefits and when your date of onset of disability established by the SSA was, then you do not qualify for back pay. Your approval letter should explain if you were or were not eligible for back pay.

Felipe
I was approved in June 3

I was approved in June 3 2019 I received my first ssi check on July 1 2019 how does it take to receive my back pay .it true from July till October 2019 it been 60 days to get my back pay I call the office they told shortly I'll will received my back pay .are they telling me right the SSI office.can u help and give me your opinion on that

Hi Felipe,

Hi Felipe,

It varies on a case to case basis. It can typically take around 4 months to receive back pay.

MJ
I was approved in April 2019,

I was approved in April 2019, my benefits began June 2019, this month October 2019, makes four months after benefits began. Is it possible that I may get my back pay this month?

Hi MJ,

Hi MJ,

It varies on a case to case basis. It can typically take around 4 months to receive back pay. You can call the SSA to ask about the status of your back pay.

Haley
Social Security owes me $4

Social Security owes me $4,987 in back pay and I was wondering how long it would take for them to resend me the money? because they first sent it out on October 2nd and it went to my old checking account instead of my new account so how long should it take for it to be in my new checking account?

Hi Haley,

Hi Haley,

You might be able to find out the status of your back pay by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

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