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SSDI length of time for back pay?

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Hi Keith,

Hi Keith,
It generally takes five months for benefits to start coming in, and after that four months from when back pay is disbursed.

Jamie
I received a letter saying

I received a letter saying Fully Favorable. This means I am on SSDI correct? Because I also received an additional letter saying they were processing another application to see if I qualify for SSI.

BEARSRUNTHIS
had 1 hearing,went through

had 1 hearing,went through appeal process upto district court level.granted a remand,second hearing,smae ALJ.Denied,now back through 2nd appeal process in district court.What are my chances of receiving a favorable decision?

Hi there,

Hi there,
I really couldn't say as I am not affiliated with the SSA and could not make that determination with any accuracy. However, you may want to get in touch with a disability advocate or attorney, as they can better help you with your case. If you fill out the form to the left, we can have one reach out to you.

loreta
I applied for my son for

I applied for my son for benefits n still waiting process but one if the things it listed on my papers was thaty my son was listed disable since birth....does that mean the payments would go back from then or the date of my application......

Hi Loreta,

Hi Loreta,
Generally the SSA will honor back pay from the EOD, or Established onset Date.

Debora L Vazquez
Went to hearing on June and

Went to hearing on June and on Aug. 5th received the letter that it was approved. When should I be receiving the award letter?

Hi Deborah,

Hi Deborah,
I really could not say as it may vary depending on the Postal Service, but you may find it in your mailbox sometime in the next few months.

Suzanne
I became disabled in oct.

I became disabled in oct. 2014 and am waiting to go to court do you have any idea how long it will take for my court date my attorney said it was being held up because I was not having surgery to try and help make it better so I did have my left knée done but went into cardic arrest on the table so they could not finish it and have heart issues that I did not have before also the doc will not touch me after that but the bills are piling up. How long after court does it take to start getting money deposited thank you for any help in my questions.

Hi Suzanne,

Hi Suzanne,
It generally takes about 17 months for an ALJ trial, and if approved, there is a 5 month waiting period for SSDI benefits at that time.

Danielle Everhart
I have a long confusing story

I have a long confusing story here. My mom is my representative payee. I was approved in April and started receiving my monthly benefits. I still have not received my backpay! They keep telling me its pending. What is the hold up????

Hi Danielle,

Hi Danielle,
It takes about four months from the time you start receiving monthly benefits to start receiving your back pay benefits.

wkw
I received my fully favored

I received my fully favored decision August 9, 2016. SSDI. When will I received backpay?

Hi there,

Hi there,
Generally, back pay comes about four months after you start receiving disability benefits.

Anonymous
I was intially approved for

I was intially approved for ssi and received a letter about back pay which I did get some of it the said in letter it would be in installments ok then my status changed it should have been ssd instead and gave amount of back pay including what my lawyer would receive the back payment I received was not the full amount because ssi issued it will i still have to wait 6 months for the rest of the back payment

Hi there,

Hi there,
The SSA may send SSDI back pay as one lump sum rather than in installments.

Anonymous
I recently was awarded my ssi

I recently was awarded my ssi and social security had told me I would be getting backpay starting in 2012-till now but now are saying Im only getting $19000 the figures dont add up and others with the same dates recieved alot more can you tell me why

Hi there,

Hi there,
There could be many reasons why you were only eligible for that amount, for example the onset date of your disability may have been determined to be later than 2012.

Casey
I first applied back in 2011.

I first applied back in 2011. I never saw anything back from social security so I just assumed I didn't qualify. Well, they sent the packet to my parents home and I just got it from my mom today, September 2016!! So it said I qualified but needed additional info. I filled it all out and just mailed it back in.. What should I expect to happen?

Hi Casey,

Hi Casey,
You may receive a response from the SSA, it may be a good idea to contact them, you can do so at 1-800-772-1213

Donna
my brother got a letter

my brother got a letter saying he was approved but nothing about back pay he has been off work 5 months

Hi Donna,

Hi Donna,
Your brother may not be eligible for back pay in that case.

Dee
I was injured at work and

I was injured at work and covered under Worker's Comp. In April 2012 I got a lump sum from the Work Comp injury. I tried going back to work, but since that time my health has declined and in September 2013 I was forced to quit working. Some of my pain is related to the prior work injury, but not all, as I now have other medical issues. In February 2016 I was approved for SSDI and was asked if I had received any Worker's Compensation benefits from Sept 2013 through Feb 2016 and I told the SSA that I hadn't, but that I did in 2012. Social Security has now reduced my monthly benefits from $783 to only $27 a month and informed me that I am now responsible for paying back all of my back pay. Is there anyway that I can fight this? I was honest with them and told them about receiving money almost 2 years prior to the dates they asked. Is there a time frame for receiving Work Comp lump sum and Social Security Disability benefits?

Hi Dee,

Hi Dee,
If you had income based benefits, then you may have been ineligible for them based off of the lump sum you had received from the SSA.

Sue
I was told that SS checks to

I was told that SS checks to see if you received federal SSI before they send your backpay out to you. I didnt receive any. My lawyer has contacted them and told them this. They say my backpay is just sitting there. Why wont it be released to me?

Hi Sue,

Hi Sue,
If you were recently approved, the SSA does have a five month waiting period for SSDI and then you would receive your back pay about four months after beginning SSDI benefits.

Anna
Hello I was hospitalized in

Hello I was hospitalized in 2007 . applied for disability and denied. I have been diagnosed with major depression since 2011. I recently applied again. Does anyone think I will be approved since I have a Dr diagnosis and have been seeing him throughout the years.

Hi Anna,

Hi Anna,
You may be approved if you are able to demonstrate an inability to work because of your condition.

Annette Holley
I am on Social Security

I am on Social Security disability and receiving my monthly checks. However I also received an award letter for backpay that I have as yet to receive. I was told it could take up to five months. It is going on around nine months. Is there a lengthy amount of time that I do not receive the backpay that I should take legal steps for them to Pay up? And if so what legal steps would that be?

Hi Annette, generally it

Hi Annette, generally it takes about four months after you start receiving benefits to receive your back pay. Also, if you used a lawyer to help with your case, you may want to speak with them and the SSA regarding your back pay.

Kimberly
Hi, my husband just got a

Hi, my husband just got a fully favorable decision from a hearing judge 25 days ago and today (9/21)his benefits updated on mySocialSecurity and it has his back pay listed as a one time payment for yesterday (9/20/2016)
Does that mean they already mailed the check?
Yes, a check-not a single person told us we could add DD ...

Hi Kimberly,

Hi Kimberly,
Back pay generally comes around four months after you start receiving monthly benefits. Even though it is listed as yesterday, it may be that that is just the back pay being entered into their system, rather than the check being mailed.

Kimberly
Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!

Dave
My initial lawyer binder and

My initial lawyer binder and binder was fired by me. My second attorney and I went to the court and we have a fully favourable decision. This was Dec 10 2015. I stared receiving monthly benefits in Feb. It's not Sept 25 2016 and retro pay still has not come in. I call them once a month I get told call back next month. Anyone who has a similar experience any advice?

Hi Dave,

Hi Dave,
It is possible that you may not have been eligible for back pay, or alternately that the amount of back pay was only able to cover your lawyer's fees. Because you used multiple lawyers, it is possible that you were obligated to pay both, and payment comes out of back pay.

Lisa
Its been over 120 days. I

Its been over 120 days. I havent got my back pay. The local ss office doesnt know why. They are willing to isdue a small amount to me while waiting. Is thete interest or penalty they pay for taking so long

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,
The SSA may not pay you extra for delays in your back pay.

Chas
Does anyone know if you get

Does anyone know if you get your back pay in 1 lump sum do you have to pay taxes on it????????

Hi Chas,

Hi Chas,
Yes, you may have to pay taxes on your disability benefits in certain cases.

Anonymous
I appllied for my SSDI back

I appllied for my SSDI back in March 2014 have attorney seen judge went to state doctor. Told i had to see judge again. I have 2 aneurysms right side of head. And epilepsy seizures. Was told by 4 dr cant work be left alone or drive. How long does this take

Hi there,

Hi there,
It's true, the disability application process may take awhile. The average wait time is generally 17 months to see a judge the first time.

Hi there,

Hi there,
It's true, the disability application process may take awhile. The average wait time is generally 17 months to see a judge the first time.

Evelyn
I was approved by the Judge

I was approved by the Judge July 26, 2016. Three days letter I got the award letter. Then August 6, 2016, my attorney said they got paid. Then Sept. 2, 2016 I had my interview at SSA and I rejected SSI. They said I would receive a letter in a few days letting me know when I would be getting my back pay. But as of today I haven't received anything. (I have received my first SS Monthly check). Does anyone know how much longer will it take to receive my back payment. Thank you in advance for all your help. God Bless.

Hi Evelyn,

Hi Evelyn,
it generally takes four months after you start getting benefits for back pay to be paid.

vivian
is there a place in the

is there a place in the social security website where to look for updates on your backpay
fpr ssdi

Hi Vivian,

Hi Vivian,
You may be able to find that here:
https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.do

Curtis
Im on disability my dad

Im on disability my dad currently was put on disability aswell he originally applied in 2013 but he didn't put me on there untill 2016 since I was considered mentaly disabled under the age of 18 an have been on disability I'm able to draw from what he will make. My? Is since that's the case will I be able to get the retro back pay from his original date of applying as well

Hi Curtis,

Hi Curtis,
If you were entitled to auxiliary benefits based off of your father's work record, then you may be able to get back-pay because of that.

Gary
I was approved from a judge

I was approved from a judge back in early April. I got my first check in May. I was told I might need a payee, I went to my local office and was told there I was ok to make my own decessions and I didn't need a payee. I waited will Aug and called in and was told the payee thing was hanging it up at the payment center. I told them I came in and they saw all the notes and forwarded that info to the payment center. That was month and half ago, I called last week and spoke to someone again and said the note that was placed to the payment center from last person was gone.(but they said some times the payment center deletes notes) So they said we cant release till your lawyer is paid. I told them he was waiting to be paid. They checked all notes and system and said nothing should be holding the release of the payment to lawyer and would send a request to payment center to pay my lawyer! and then they release me back pay. Is there anything else I can do? I have medical needs and need to have things paid up from past and its like everytime I speak to someone they say they leave and note and call back in a month! Only to be told same things again !? any help please

Hi Gary,

Hi Gary,
If you can give the SSA documentation of your urgent need for the money, they may be able to pay your back pay, or a part of it, more quickly.

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