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.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:07 Permalink

Was approved on April 2016. Got first installment of 2100. Need 7000 to pay back rent and get lights back on bill 3300. Can I get advance in backpay?

maria l garcia (not verified)
Thu, 05/12/2016 - 03:59 Permalink

I am suppose to receive back pay in lump some for medicate. was told it would take one hundred and twenty days. and have not recieved yet.

Lakisha (not verified)
Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:32 Permalink

It been 7 month's and i haven't receive my second installment my son is about to graduate i want to be able to get him a fitted suit not hand me downs can they speed up the process he ask me everyday did my money come yet......plz help!!!!!


In reply to by Lakisha (not verified)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:37 Permalink

Hi Lakisha,
That is very strange! I would contact your local SSA office or perhaps your bank to see where the installment is.

sharon k pope (not verified)
Sat, 05/21/2016 - 15:38 Permalink

I will recieve my lump sum in november 2016 is there any way to find out what the total is its my final unstallment


In reply to by sharon k pope (not verified)

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:09 Permalink

Hi Sharon,
We would not be able to say how much back pay you would be getting as we are not affiliated with the SSA and do not have access to that information.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 05/21/2016 - 19:37 Permalink

This is sharon k pope again with the same question how can i find out the amount of my final installment that is due in November.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 05/22/2016 - 17:44 Permalink

Daughter just got first installment of SSI back pay. 3 questions: She has to do school online so all she needs for school is allowable expenses from dedicated account? Like, she has now broken 2 laptops because of her frustration, etc. (stemming from mental health diagnosis) Do checks if you get duplicates count as proof of where money from dedicated account was spent? Can monies spent on her for doctors, therapies, medicines during the multiple appeals get reimbursed to me from dedicated account?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:57 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to reimburse yourself for purchases made that would be able to be covered by the money in your child's dedicated account, but the best place to go to check would be or calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213

Robert (not verified)
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:17 Permalink

I would like to ask how long do u have to wait for ya back pay once approved for ssi

Corona (not verified)
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:26 Permalink

My house and car payments are behind. I was approved fully favorable 5/9/2016. What should I do or say ?


In reply to by Corona (not verified)

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:29 Permalink

Hi Corona,
I would get in touch with your local SSA office and tell them of the fact that you may need your payment expedited. Also, bring documentation that your car payment and house payment are behind.

Corona (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:28 Permalink

Mortgage Company called this afternoon. They entered me in their hardship plan for 90 days. Now I am praying for my money to drop in the next 2 weeks. I will call SSA and check the status of my money. Thank you!!!

Brenda (not verified)
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 14:52 Permalink

Hi I have to move out of my home. The land it sit on is being sold. I have back pay for 15,800 I got a check for 2000 April 5 I got a car with the first 2,000 but now I need a home.I only get 488_a month because I live with my boy friend and we didnt have any payment of we will have plus utilities. I need my back second back pay to move to a need home.can you help me please


In reply to by Brenda (not verified)

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:28 Permalink

Hi Brenda,
I would contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213, they can help you with expediting your back pay.

Brandy (not verified)
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 03:31 Permalink

In April 2016 I was granted full favoritable date all way to Jan 2013. I hired law office Citizens Disablity the agree was I pay 25% or $6000 . Just found out May 2016 I was given a full lump sum for my ssdi backpay and my law office had sent a direct deposit form for their payment and all my backpay ended up going in there account. I caught it few days after receiving my detailed papers in mail in when and what I was getting back. My question is now that I went up in person to social security office wonder what the process is now to recover my money and get repayed"/ was awful that my own attoneys office did that direct deposit form in my me without me knowing.


In reply to by Brandy (not verified)

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:27 Permalink

Hi Brandy,
This may be a mistake on their part, I would contact them and the SSA about this, as they can help clear this up better.

Brandy (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 02:07 Permalink

Thank you I got it straighten out found out back when i 1st got lawyer they set up a payment account in my ne for my direct deposit go into for some weird reason I don't remember ever seeing this part. HOW ever I did get access funds..thank you !

Michael cain (not verified)
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:25 Permalink

This is suppose to be my last lump sum payment next month's my last payment was in January how can I find out online about my money

Alberta Carter (not verified)
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:02 Permalink

I've been told that my ssdi payment is in route, where is it now?


In reply to by Alberta Carter (not verified)

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:33 Permalink

Hi Alberta,
Your payment may be being processed by the SSA, or your bank at the moment.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 17:41 Permalink

If I got my social security lum sume
payment in January of 2016 when will I get my next payment


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:16 Permalink

Hi there,
If you're getting paid in installments, the installments generally come six months apart.

Pamela Smith (not verified)
Sun, 06/05/2016 - 13:32 Permalink

I have a question. I am 35 years old i just found out my father was not my father. My father passed away when i was one years old. My mother recieved social security for my sisters. Am i entitled as well considering i am way over 18?


In reply to by Pamela Smith (not verified)

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:19 Permalink

Hi Pamela,
That must be a lot to process! If your mother was receiving survivor's benefits based off of your biological father's work record, you may not be eligible for benefits as survivor's benefits are paid from the time you apply rather than when the worker died.

Kay F (not verified)
Tue, 06/07/2016 - 19:00 Permalink

Hi I was approved SSDI April 20, 2016. I received a letter from SSA that I will receiving my lump sum by June 20th. My question for you is my house in now in foreclosure. Will they let me get some funds now to pay on this?


In reply to by Kay F (not verified)

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 15:49 Permalink

Hi Kay,
They may be able to expedite your claim, I would contact your local SSA office with some information about your foreclosure.

Jeanette (not verified)
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:48 Permalink

Good afternoon,
I would like to know if I can apply for a 'hardship' (lump sum or loan type), under my survivors benefits case? ( Which I have just started receiving). I have been told that this was possibility if you can prove your hardship.


In reply to by Jeanette (not verified)

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 15:51 Permalink

Hi Jeanette,
I know it may be a possibility for SSI, however I would not be able to say if it might be for survivor's benefits. I would contact the SSA for some more information about that.

Delores (not verified)
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 21:45 Permalink

Hi i was approved for ssi 4 months ago and I got my first back pay I'm homeless and need emergency money for shelter can I apply for it to get aptment


In reply to by Delores (not verified)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:05 Permalink

Hi Delores,
Yes, you may be able to get your benefits in advance for emergency circumstances. I would get any documents about your situation and contact your local SSA office.

joy (not verified)
Sun, 06/12/2016 - 09:05 Permalink

My next back pay installment is due in 5 months can I get it early to get a vehicle mine has laid down. Thanks


In reply to by joy (not verified)

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 15:08 Permalink

Hi Joy,
you may be able to, I would contact the SSA with documentation of your issue. Their number is 1-800-772-1213

tamika (not verified)
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 16:19 Permalink

I received my first backpay payment in june 21st of 2015 then i got my second payment in december 1st so when june first came i didnt recieve my third so i called and they told me by the 21st of june i should have it so my questions are how come i didnt get it on the first of this month and how likely will i recieve my money on the 21st


In reply to by tamika (not verified)

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:05 Permalink

Hi Tamika,
SSI Back pay is paid out in installments six months apart, and you had two installments before this last one. I'm not sure how likely it is that you would receive the money on the 21st, as we are not affiliated with the SSA.

Ella (not verified)
Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:59 Permalink

I really need my back pay from my ssa need to pay my bills the money I do get paid the rent need to buy a car my daughter works all the time she don't have time to take me and she have a two year Old and going to have a baby.


In reply to by Ella (not verified)

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 16:14 Permalink

Hi Ella,
It may be a good idea to contact your local SSA office with this information, as we are not affiliated with the SSA. If you bring documentation of your need for an expedited back pay payment, they may be able to get you the money sooner.

Kelly Ann (not verified)
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 01:35 Permalink

My husband,daughter and myself moved in with my mother to take care of her.Well she recently passed away,We have to move by November 1,for the house to be sold.With my husband's ssdi payment and my pension,we can't even pay rent plus bills.Is there anyway we could request a hardship for back pay to purchase a home?


In reply to by Kelly Ann (not verified)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:35 Permalink

Hi Kelly Ann,
I am sorry to hear that. I am afraid to say that I do not believe that there is any way to get additional income from the SSA to afford a house, UNLESS you are still owed back pay. This may be a perfectly reasonable hardship (potentially becoming homeless) to expedite backpay.

Smith J (not verified)
Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:12 Permalink

I was approved for SSI. My first back pay installment will likely be taken completely to cover a debt to county general assistance. I'm in California.

1) I live in a rural area and I can get to doctors appointments fine. But the bus only stops near my house on the weekdays. I need to be able to pick up my prescriptions when the refill dates fall on a weekend. Would this qualify as a medical need that can facilitate an early payment from my back pay towards a vehicle?

2) I have a car that needs repair, registration, and insurance. I know there is a provision for the purchase of a car but nothing is said about repairs to a car. Do they allow for repair, registration, and insurance down payment? If they do, what kind of proof do they need?

3) I also saw that there is an exception to provide for repayment of rent and to buy a house. But will they also help with first, last, and deposit on an apartment for rent? I say first only because I may have to move mid-month.

I am in a situation where my roommates are subtly hostile and now they're making frivolous complaints to my landlord to get her to help them harass me. I think she is an unwitting accomplice but hostile none the less. I am mostly physically disabled but have severe anxiety that is brought on as a side effect of my physical condition. (As far as the harassment situation I will be seeking legal aid so I probably don't need advice on it but it couldn't hurt either.)

I hope this will be of help to others with questions on here to. I did read the SSA's guidelines for early payment but they seem very limited in information.


In reply to by Smith J (not verified)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:04 Permalink

Hi Smith,
This is probably not the answer you are looking for, but you may not be able to get expedited back pay for your car. The only way you would be able to do this is if you could show an EXTREME need, and like you mentioned, you do have (limited) bus service. I would recommend contacting the SSA representative who handles your case to discuss your need for a car and how that can help your wellbeing.

mary (not verified)
Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:17 Permalink

I have requested an early release of my bad pay. My case worker from ss had called me on June 25th and said that he got the amount I requested released but still nothing on the card. Will they send it to the car lot where I got the estimate for a vehicle or will it come to my card. Have appointments this week. Need to get to them bad.


In reply to by mary (not verified)

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:22 Permalink

Hi Mary,
Congratulations on getting the expedition approved! It unfortunately can still take a few days to process, so hopefully it arrives soon.

Amber (not verified)
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 17:00 Permalink

I received my back pay payment the 4 of January so I'm expected for the second installment July 4.will it still come that date because it's a holiday?or when should I expect to receive it?

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