SSI Back Pay Installments

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Does anybody know whether that SSI back pay comes on a certain day of the month? I got my first installment the same week I was approved for SSI it came on the same day I got my first benefit. But I should receive one in January and I'm trying to figure out when I will see it? If anyone has any experience with receiving them in would love to hear about it!

Kim (not verified)
Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:28 Permalink

So sorry for all the does this mean that the ssi back pay installment is going to automatically come on or about the 15th of this month since she received the first installment back on March 15th


In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:42 Permalink

Hi Kim,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, I really could not say if it would come exactly on the 15th.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 02:33 Permalink

I got my 1st ssi back payment on may 17th what date will I get my second payment on for November

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

How long it to get all my lump sum from ssi


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

Hi There,

It's really tough to say, there isn't a black and white answer for that. I would recommend regularly checking into the status of your account on the SSA's website.

Vernon (not verified)
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

I received my check for 490.00 does that mean I am approved for ssi


In reply to by Vernon (not verified)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

HI Vernon,
You may want to check with the SSA regarding that, but it appears you might be approved, if the check came from the SSA.

Carol montoya (not verified)
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:34 Permalink

Does it matter what amount of back pay u get if its less than five thousand is it still made in installments im in nc


In reply to by Carol montoya (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:52 Permalink

Hi Carol,
It may still be in installments, the limit for the first two installments is $2000.

Ricky peters (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 12:25 Permalink

How long after you were approved before you got your first check


In reply to by Ricky peters (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:42 Permalink


Typically it will be 4 months to get your first check and then the back payments will come in 6 month installments after that.

Càrolyn (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 22:56 Permalink

When is the next date for my last lump sum

Will (not verified)
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:39 Permalink

How do they break down the payments so you know how much every six months you will get


In reply to by Will (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:00 Permalink

Hi Will,
The first two payments are limited to $2000, and the last installment is the remainder of your check, no mattter how much it is.

Kim (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:12 Permalink

Even if if more then 10000

Kay (not verified)
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:19 Permalink

I’m curious about back payments...will they automatically deposit funds every 6 months...or do you have to call them...I’m new to this. We received our first installment on 5/11/2017 so I’m guessing the 2nd installment will be 11/11/2017


In reply to by Kay (not verified)

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:05 Permalink

Hi Kay,

It's definitely possible. You might want to check back next week with the SSA if you don't get anything today.

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