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Hi Eric,

Hi Eric,

I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately it can be a long process. Hang in there. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Baby
ssdi approved August 31st,

ssdi approved August 31st, received 12mos retroactive for 2012 as direct dep, how about fr 2013 to current, do I recd back pay for those yrs. anyone can answer this please...

HI there,

HI there,
You may want to contact the SSA as they can give you specific information about your particular case. You can contact them at 1-800-772-1213

William
I applied for SSI five months

I applied for SSI five months ago, my case went to disability determination board, who made a decision last week. I was told I would get a letter in the mail within ten days. Today I got a check in the mail...(blue envelope).....but it was only for $400.00.....I applied 5 months ago....and should have gotten a check for $730.00 X months. Please help

HI William,

HI William,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office for information about this. You can find a listing of offices here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

kelly
I just saw a judge on Sep 26

I just saw a judge on Sep 26/17 my hearing was very short only 13 15 min she did not ask many questions the ones she did were more or less conformation of what she already new...I wonder if this is good or bad?

Hi Kelly,

Hi Kelly,

I wouldn't say it's good or bad. Every judge handles their cases differently.

Anonymous
i reported my additional

i reported my additional child within my household. they never added him to the case. i kept reporting him "for six years", finally they added him. now how long will it be for me to receive my back pay?

Hi there,

Hi there,
I really could not say, every case is different and as such it can take varying amounts of time for it to be sent to you.

Cynthia
I received my award letter

I received my award letter for SSDI on July 17, 2017. My attorney was paid on July 30, 2017 and today is September 30, 2017. i have call social security office on several occasions about my back payments and all they can tell me or my Attorney that its in Process Status. How long does it Take to receive my Back Payments? The Judge awarded me $33,040.00 minus $6000 for my Attorney. Is there anything or anyone else I can do or speak with about my Back Payments?

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Er
Was approved for ssdi Aug

Was approved for ssdi Aug 31st and recd lump sum on my account, now I'm waiting for my monthly and back pay. No award letter yet. Anyone can explain this please. Thanks

Hi There,

Hi There,

I am sorry to hear that, you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Hi There,

Hi There,

I am so sorry to hear, unfortunately it can be a long process. You may want to talk to a SSA representative.

Tena
I was approved by federal

I was approved by federal judge for full SSDI going back to 4/2012 and started receiving my monthly benefits in 12/16 but due to backpay amount my attorney said it would take a bit longer for backpay to be approved and received. Attorney still hasn’t been paid nor have I but SS states it was worked up 9/15/17 at the Federal Processing Center in Baltimore.Why have I nor the attorney been paid or given any information on release date? I understand backlog but having to wait this length of time is ridiculous.

HI Tena,

HI Tena,
I'm sorry to hear about that! That is a quite a long time to receive backpay for, and the amount may take longer than others due to the amount that they are releasing.

Glenn
I received my partially

I received my partially favorable letter sept20 2017 after collecting more info on my behalf non medical I was told I would receive my award letter in two to three weeks how long after before I will see any kind of money I have already lost my house and everything in storage.

Hi Glenn,

Hi Glenn,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office if you are in urgent need of money and are entitled to benefits. You can find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

Craig
I filed for ssdi in April got

I filed for ssdi in April got a letter saying that I was approved in September they said my first check will in around December 27 17 my question is is there a back pay of five months in there

Anonymous
My second ssi back payment is

My second ssi back payment is due next month could it be earlier and is their a number to call to see if it's been mailed out yet

The number to call is 1-800

The number to call is 1-800-772-1213.

Wanda owens
I'm waiting on my second

I'm waiting on my second Dr ssi back payment in November could it be earlier

Kristen
I received my first payment

I received my first payment July 19 2017 for ssdi and couple weeks later got my first installment of back pay from ssi but still have not received ssdi back pay I was told 90 days after first payment received I am in missouri anyone else experience this? I am new to all this

HI Kristen,

HI Kristen,
SSDI benefits are on a different schedule, you would receive them about four months after you start receiving SSDI monthly benefits.

John
SSDI letter saying that I

SSDI letter saying that I should receive $2083 but I only received $2014 in my account do I get back pay this was official January 2013 do I get back pay

Hi John,

Hi John,

You may be able to, however it is always best to double check with the SSA.

Lisa
I was approved for Social

I was approved for Social Security Disability a few weeks ago.
My application date was September 2016.
My date of onset, as stated in the acceptance letter, was 2007.
I had worked full time from 1989-2002.
The last time I attempted to resume my career was in 2009, for just a few months, unable to continue due to the pain from my disability...have not worked since.
The back pay amount was only for one year, so I'm confused as to why, since they agreed I've been disabled since 2007.
Q: Can I fight to have additional back pay?
Q: Why wouldn't they pay from the date of onset?

Er
Hi, my questions is what is

Hi, my questions is what is the difference of 12 mos retroactive to backpay. I recd my lump sum explaining benefits up to 2017. I was approved for full favorable with the alleged date of May 5 2012, do I still get backpay fr 2013 to 2017? Thanks, will appreciate any response.

San
Hi I was approved for ssd in

Hi I was approved for ssd in May of 2017 by a law judge. He went back to my onset date of July 2014. I received my first check in September, but I still haven't received my back pay. My attorney has been paid for over 2months. I've called & asked why haven't I re received my back pay & they keep saying it's being processed. What or who can I call to get my funds released? I keep checking my online social security account & it doesn't have anything about my back payments.

Hi San,

Hi San,
You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

Debra
I have been out of work sence

I have been out of work sence 2013 and haven’t been paid at all I still have on going problems and have to go back to Thearphy because I need i new mri I have bursitis In right side and neck and bottom of my back still hurts all the time neck was not covered just bottom of back it was broke cages sqrews bolts and bone graft then cages sqrews bolts and a kodabor bone in neck I just want all my back pay

Hi Debra,

Hi Debra,
I'm sorry to hear about that! If you've been denied disability benefits, you may want to contact a disability advocate or attorney about your case. You can get in touch with one by filling out this form:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation

Cindy
My husband was awarded SSDI

My husband was awarded SSDI fully favored in June 2017 we live abroad here in west Africa and it's been four months since the judge ruled, how long should we be waiting?

Hi Cindy,

Hi Cindy,

You may want to contact the SSA and see if they have a clearer picture. You can call toll free at 1-800-772-1213.

Barbara broom
my attorney told me my

my attorney told me my disability letter will be approved in December do I get back pay for the 22 months I've been waiting all at once or do I just get my disability money first and then they give me my backpack

Hi Barbara,

Hi Barbara,

Your backpay comes in increments.

Barbara broom
How long will it take for a

How long will it take for a response

Hi Barbara,

Hi Barbara,

It's really tough to say unfortunately since every case varies. Hang in there!

Candy
Filed in Feb 2015 denied

Filed in Feb 2015 denied twice originally filed for onset date of November 2014 went to alj hearing oct 2017 turned “55” this year so alj is looking at basing disability onset date of August 2017 so if I’m understanding all this I will not get any backpay for the 35 months I’ve been unable to work ? Does this really happen and I was told it’ll be 4 months before I receive a written decision and then of course the “5” month waiting period ugh any input would be greatly appreciated

Hi Candy,

Hi Candy,
Yes, that may be the case if it's determined that you are ineligible for benefits. If you re-applied for benefits then you would only be eligible for benefits from the time of your application.

Candy
My original application was

My original application was in July 2015 I filed on my own w/o Attorney then decided to try and find something I could do for employment so withdrew my claim. Wasn’t successful trying to get back to work so retained an attorney and they filed on my behalf in February 2016 when I was contacted by disability for phone interview they decided my last gainful employment date was November 2014 “they” entered that as my onset date since I wasn’t able to keep long term employment from that point. The Judge at my hearing was questioning why 2 different onset dates I tried to explain best I could se as I have here to you so my attorney believes the judge will rule a “partially favorable approval” but where does that put me as far as backpay and onset date? As I mentioned I turned “55” this year is that helpful or harmful to my case? Thank you for any light you can shine on my confusion.

Hi Candy,

Hi Candy,
I would stick with your original filing date and cite that you had unsuccessful work attempts. It's likely the judge will rule your date started in Feb 2016, which is frustrating but certainly better than not getting approved at all. 55 is definitely good for your case! The older you are, the less likely the SSA will think you can take on new careers.

Gloria Nowlin
How much back you get if your

How much back you get if your start in 2005 and it now 2017

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may be eligible for back pay from the time of your application if you were eligible for benefits at the time of your application.

jeffrey
I finally went to my hearing

I finally went to my hearing in july 2017. I have stage 4 COPD. the vocational rehab person told the judge i am unemployable due to having to have an oxygen tank all the time. Have not heard anything, my attorney says they have not heard anything yet. How long could i expect to wait to hear anything.Savings are low have about 5 mos cash left before i will be homeless.

Hi Jeffrey,

Hi Jeffrey,
It takes around five months to hear back from a judge regarding your claim.

jeffrey
thanks deanna..i've

thanks deanna..i've seen different lengths of time on most, but i guess i have no choice but to wait, hope i get some income soon.. ty

No problem Jeffrey, best of

No problem Jeffrey, best of luck to you! Some decisions are indeed much faster.

Anonymous
I became sick in 2010..tried

I became sick in 2010..tried to go back to work but they finally medically retired me..my job contract states if im off after 365 days..i had to file for ssd...i did..got denied..appealed it...won in federal court july 2016..went back to court jan 2017...my laeyers didnt have i certain paper...so she postponed until sept 2017...it was quick..my lawyer told me before i left that i won...its nov 3rd...how long will it take to get anything??..a monthly chevk?...i was told by the first lawyers i had that im entitled to my back pay...with reading everyones question and answers..i know now i may not get anything til after the holidays...these last 7 and 1/2 years has been brutal..a real struggle...robbing peter to pay paul...kids have gotten bigger...expenses is greater...i have worked my whole life...i paid into it...and theyre treating it as tho its coming out of their pockets snd bank accounts...something needs to be done on how they handle things...last year i almost died...was in ICU for 6 days and i feel everything ive been through...ill die before i see anything...a letter..back pay(if entitled)...my first payment...is that what theyre thinkin...prolong the ppl money in hopes they would die???..from the beginning they take it from you weekly...when you need it...you got to go through hell and high water to prove to those judges that you are disable...then they take their time giving whats owe to you.....ridiculous....

Hi there,

Hi there,
I am very sorry to hear that. It can take up to four months to hear back from the judge regarding your claim, so try to hang in there! The good news is that it sounds like you probably won your claim.

Phillip
I got my decision Tuesday

I got my decision Tuesday the last week of October fully favorable l was approved back in June on Saturday December 4TH l got a check for 6000 dollars no letter l don't understand is this my back pay

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