SSDI length of time for back pay?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 00:19

When I initially met with my attorney, I was told that back pay would go back one year from application, minus 5 months (I had already waited over 2 years to file because I was told I would have "full recovery" after my 2 fusion surgeries). I've received my acceptance letter but not my back pay yet, and during my search for more info on the process I came across a SSDI page stating that even if it takes 24 months for your claim to get approved, you can only receive pay for 12 months. Can anybody help clarify this for me please? Also, I have friends who received their back pay before or immediately after their approval letters (NY), but I've seen posts by people saying it took several months so I was wondering if there was a formula for when I can expect mine? I'm not looking to go on a spending spree, but I have a mortgage, car payment, property and school taxes, and children to feed and clothe as well as one in an expensive college. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and all input is appreciated.

Bryan

In reply to by Misty (not verified)

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 16:42 Permalink

Hi Misty,
It really would depend on how much back pay you were awarded, you may have received all of it already. but generally the SSA pays out SSI back pay every six months.

Henry (not verified)
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 16:34 Permalink

I was given SSDI off my father when he passed away, I started getting it on the 3rd of each month in March of this year, and there is a large one lump sum of backpay I am supposed to recieve via direct deposit but it was February 2016 I was approved, and a representative on the phone said it is currently processing but they're likely backed up with claims so it could go through at any given time as of right now, then again it could take a long time due to being backed up...I'm sort of hurting right now and could use that backpay...there is nothing that can be done to speed the process I am guessing? How long could it potentially be?

Deanna

In reply to by Henry (not verified)

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:53 Permalink

Hi Henry,
I am sorry to hear that. If it was approved in February of this year, I would expect it to come anytime now! It usually takes around four months to arrive.

Keya (not verified)
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 16:21 Permalink

My daughter went to see the social security examiner today and struggled with the tests and couldn't see very well... The Dr. Said he was gone sign his signature and send it in today... Does that mean my daughter will be approved for benefits if the Dr. Sign his signature

Bryan

In reply to by Keya (not verified)

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:37 Permalink

Hi Keya,
Your daughter may be approved, however the SSA makes the final decision rather than than doctor doing the examination.

david (not verified)
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 11:30 Permalink

i apply for social security in 2012 was denied so i appeal it and won i have got my first ssd check may 2016 i called social security about my back pay they said in 2014 i was getting supplement social security but i was not getting any checks from social security what is wrong there.

brittany (not verified)
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 02:33 Permalink

I applied for disability in January and I was just told 2 days ago over the phone that I was approved so its been 5 months since I applied and I'm approved for SSI does that mean I can't get back pay? My parents applied for me over 20 years ago too but why haven't I got any mail or an approval letter and does my son get paid too since he is my dependent he is 18 months old and I'm in Davis county Utah can I also get paid by my state and how much will I get paid? And workforce services has been helping me financially until I either got approved and if not id have to find a job immediately but since I'm approved will I have to pay them anything back even though I was never told id have to and if I get married how will that affect my SSI that ill be getting and how soon can I get paid I've tried asking these questions over the phone but they keep saying they can't answer them for me ?

Deanna

In reply to by brittany (not verified)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:26 Permalink

Hi Brittany,
You should actually be entitled to back pay. SSI recipients only need to wait for one month before they are entitled to back pay, while SSDI recipients need to wait for five. As for your state supplement, I'm afraid I cannot answer that for you! The best person to ask would be someone at your local office.

debra velasquez (not verified)
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:02 Permalink

I applied for SS disability years ago, in between i got widows pension from the VA from late husband.I got widows pension for little over one year. I stopped widows got approved for SS Disability Finally. I been getting checks for months, have not gotten back pay from Social Security. Can they keep it because i got widows pension prior.They asked me if i got SSi prior, is that widows pension. This is my Social Security that i worked. Confused on all of it..

Deanna

In reply to by debra velasquez (not verified)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:28 Permalink

Hi Debra,
You are likely not eligible for back pay because you were already receiving some form of Social Security benefits.

Karen (not verified)
Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:18 Permalink

I am currently at the hearing level, my appeal was filed 15 months ago. I initially applied Sept 2014 with an onset date of Feb 2013. Last month I was diagnosed with a stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which I understand is a terminal prognosis. My attorney requested an expedited hearing and all medical results from biopsy, pet scan and letter from doctor stating inoperable, was submitted to the hearing office a few weeks ago. I contacted the hearing office last week and was informed it is being worked and is almost ready for scheduling. Is it possible, since my condition is terminal, that they may make a decision without a hearing? If so, is that decision typically made within 30 days? From what I've read, those cases are fast cycled. In addition, if approved, whether or not a hearing is involved, is the payment, back pay/monthly payment etc. fast cycled also or does the attorney need to do something to prompt the payment to be expedited as well?

Bryan

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:01 Permalink

Hi Karen,
Yes, the SSA can expedite cases like this, but generally they expedite it based off their own criteria, your lawyer may not need to do anything to have it expedited.

Karen (not verified)
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 17:06 Permalink

Hi Deanna.. I stopped working January 1 2016 due to my illness and applied for Social Security May 24th my claim is with the determination examiner now he sending me to a IQ and mental status exam June 27th if I'm approved how far will my back pay go?

Deanna

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:17 Permalink

Hi Karen,
That will depend on when you are approved! But since you haven't been approved yet, you should be eligible for at least two months of back pay. It has been seven months since you became disabled, assuming you are deemed disabled since January 1, 2016.

Karen (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:02 Permalink

Thank you very much for replying to my comments also I was wondering would that be back pay for SSI and SSDI if I get both?

Bryan

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:46 Permalink

Hi Karen,
You may get back pay for both, but if that is the case, your back pay would be no more than $733 for each month of back pay.

Bryan

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:46 Permalink

Hi Karen,
You may get back pay for both, but if that is the case, your back pay would be no more than $733 for each month of back pay.

Karen (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 23:03 Permalink

Also deanna i facing a eviction on my door this week . I called the 1800 and was told my case was on the fast track this is my anitial clam also spoke to my claim examiner and he said he was finished and is taking my case to review. Although im not approved yet can i explain my situation to him about my eviction? Would it help ?

Bryan

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:55 Permalink

Hi Karen,
Once approved, you may be able to get your back pay faster due to your situation.

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