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Hi Joe,

Hi Joe,
That's great! Some approvals may be faster than others.

GOPALA KRISHNA
I HAVE GOT AN ACCIDENT IN

I HAVE GOT AN ACCIDENT IN 2011.MY SPINAL CARD IS INJURED .PRESENT I AM NOT ABLE TO WALK PLEASE HELP ME

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may want to contact your local SSA office, they may be able to hep you obtain benefits. You can find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/social-security-disability-locat...

Jamie
I filed May 2012, approved

I filed May 2012, approved June 2016. I got backpay dated from May 2012, in one lump sum. I had so much money, it made me anxious thinking about it. Hope that helps.

Hi Jamie,

Hi Jamie,
Than you for sharing! It's true, it may be a lot of money because it's four four years of back pay.

Anonymous
I was approved in 2016

I was approved in 2016 applied in 2010 only recied 3checkd back pay 1for 2199.00 and 1 2000. Shouldnt it be motr than that?

Hi there,

Hi there,
It's possible the judge changed your established onset date. If you applied but then your condition worsened, the judge probably started your date for back pay at the point at which you were fully "disabled."

Susan
Jamie,

Jamie,
How long did you wait for your back pay? I've been waiting 5 months.

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,
If you have not started receiving monthly benefits, then you may need to wait four months after those start to receive your back pay.

Susan
I started getting my SSDI

I started getting my SSDI monthly payments June 2016. 90 days now waiting for the back PAY!! Anxious!!

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,
That's great! Back pay benefits, if you are eligible for them, usually arrive about four months after your regular monthly benefits start.

Michelle
I started getting monthly

I started getting monthly benefits in September 2016 still waiting on back pay. Seems like it's never gonna come.

Sorry to hear that Michelle!

Sorry to hear that Michelle! They should arrive a few months after your monthly benefits start, but if you've been waiting for more than 6 months then I would consider contacting your local SSA office.

Ed
Local office has been ZERO

Local office has been ZERO HELP for me

Holly b
Susan and jamie...I was

Susan and jamie...I was approved in oct and still no back pay...its somehow relieving to know im not the only one. Mine is since 2012, date was granted by the judge, so im anxious as well. I am a single mother and have two teenage boys living in public housing and no family support as most have what I have..muscular dystrophy, and are home bound. This money will get us OUT of here and everyday is torture!!! I'm gonna pray you and myself as well sweetheart. Keep me/us posted PLEASE?

Sondra
I was approved in July of

I was approved in July of 2012. I received my first check in Sept of 2012, and my back pay I'm May of 2013. Almost a yr after my award letter.

Hi Sondra,

Hi Sondra,
Thanks for sharing!

lala
thats good i just got

thats good i just got approved after eight years so now im just waiting on my award letter

Hi lala,

Hi lala,
That's great! Congrats!

Holly b
How lo.g did u wait for ur

How lo.g did u wait for ur.backpay? I was approved in Oct and stil not seen it yet. I call every week. My atty says shes getting.no info..no ssi was.taken on my part during.the four year wait for approval..the judge backdated it four years so this alit of money..we live in,public.housing and im dying to move out..any thoughts...anyone????

Hi Holly,

Hi Holly,
It generally takes about four months from the time you receive monthly benefits to receive back pay.

Todd B
Hi Holly ,I would contact

Hi Holly ,I would contact your local congressmen or assemblymen and they will look into why the delay and will expedite the process by calling their contacts to put pressure on the system for starving You out.I was awarded 29 months in May 2016 and I haven't received either but I have been told it will be in mail within 2 weeks.You have nothing to lose at this point and this act is called a " Congressional Inquiry"!Good Luck

Hi Todd,

Hi Todd,
Thanks for sharing that! It's true, contacting your congressman may possibly help your case.

tatiana
well my son was approved his

well my son was approved his ssi on 3-9-2018 and ssa told me two weeks so when will his check come in the mail if not too late can i give them my direct deposit information and get it sooner.

Hi Tatiana,

Hi Tatiana,

The SSA does not send checks via mail anymore. Only through direct deposit.

La
How long did it take for your

How long did it take for your back pay to come in ??

Hi,

Hi,
It often takes about 4-6 months to receive back pay AFTER the first monthly benefit comes in.

CAM
I applied for ssi and ssdi. I

I applied for ssi and ssdi. I got denied twice. I got an attorney for my reconsideration. It took around 7 months for initial and reconsideration to be denied in all. I first applied in October of 2016. I was informed of my live court date September 2017 for October 17. Iot of people are telling me it may be a denial because of my fast court date. And the judge i have has the highest approval rates. I also have two blue book conditions that i fall under. Have you ever heard of this? Does it sounds like a denial?

Hi Cam,

Hi Cam,
A fast court date may not be a denial, in fact if your lawyer had informed you of it it may have been in the works for some time.

Kelly
How long did it take from

How long did it take from when you got your award letter til you got your back pay? Mine has the monthly amount and the back pay amount on it.

Hi Kelly,

Hi Kelly,
It often takes about 4-6 months to receive back pay AFTER the first monthly benefit comes in.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Charlene
How long did they take to

How long did they take to send back pay

Hi Charlene,

Hi Charlene,
Back pay is generally disbursed about four months after you are approved for SSDI benefits.

sally
how long did it take to get

how long did it take to get backpay

Hi Sally,

Hi Sally,

Back pay usually comes about four months after you first receive your benefits.

Barnard Gatewood
I applied 3yrs ago , was

I applied 3yrs ago , was approved fully faborley by judge do i get payments up to know

Hi Barnard,

Hi Barnard,

You are entitled to backpay from the date that you initially applied for benefits.

Best of Luck,
Eric

Jay
So o got approved for ssd

So o got approved for ssd haven't got a letter yet will I get back pay

Katrina
Can you or someone confirm

Can you or someone confirm whether or not the 12 mo cap on back pay benefits is true even if initial app and date of approved onset is over 4 years ago?

Hi Katrina,

Hi Katrina,

You may want to speak with a SSA representative.

douglaskleeves
i recieved benifits in nov

i recieved benifits in nov 2004 it took them 16 months to approve it and i didnt recieve any back pay

Hi Douglas,

Hi Douglas,
I am sorry to hear that! I think that if you were entitled to back pay, you would have received it by now. It is likely that the judge who approved your claim changed your onset date and thus changed the time of your disability.

noreen
Received fully favorable

Received fully favorable Disability for ssdi and widows benefit onset of July 2014 first payment set for November 16 2016 attorney was paid this last Wednesday Had phone interview about Ssi on Thursday and won,T be double because of widow benefit amount my question is when should I expect my backpay?

Hi Noreen,

Hi Noreen,
You should expect any back pay you may be due about four months after you start receiving monthly benefits.

Marc
I was approved for SSDI an I

I was approved for SSDI an I receive my monthly checks but no back pay yet. I go to local office an keep asking how long for my back pay? Always keep hearing it's at the payment center and has been there since Aug 8 2016. But my attorney hasn't been paid yet an I'm still waiting. They said 6 months at first an now it hasn't came yet. When I was approved I went an got my own apt and have bills now etc.. I'm sleeping on floor no furniture or anything. I need my back pay like yesterday. Because after I pay my rent an bills I'm broke... Can anyone please tell me what to do? An how much longer will my SSDI back pay will take?

Hi Marc,

Hi Marc,
I'm sorry to hear about that! It takes about four months from the time you receive monthly benefits to receive back pay for SSDI.

Lawrence Kennedy
How much will my ssdi

How much will my ssdi payments be this year. I,m currently getting 911.00 a month.

Hi Lawrence,

Hi Lawrence,
There will actually be no COLA this year, so your monthly benefit will not go up in 2016.

Anonymous
I have been waiting five

I have been waiting five months for my back money, but the lawyer and ssi have been paid.

Hi there,

Hi there,
So sorry to hear that. This is unfortunately all too uncommon. Back pay can sometimes take over a year to arrive. Hopefully yours comes much earlier than that!

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