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Hi Phillip,

Hi Phillip,
It's likely this is your back pay! It's too high to be a monthly payment.

Anonymous
Can you still get ssi back

Can you still get ssi back pay, if in my award letter I was denied back pay, can I hire a lawyer to go back and help me get it. It's been about 4 or5 since I started receiving ssi monthly payments.

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may want to contact a local SSA office regarding how you would do that, you can find a listing of them here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

Megan
So update. I am eligible for

So update. I am eligible for bk pay but they only can go back 4 yrs or I would have gotten the 13 yrs im actually due. I asked where all the rest of bk pay goes that I won't receive she said "well I guess it will just sit there" nice. Smh.

Hi Megan,

Hi Megan,

Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately it can be a long waiting process. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Valerie
Quick question guys im so

Quick question guys im so confused. I went to my hearing and got approved right then and there. My attorney said to just a month or so to receive my approval letter .. I did already . Now I'm all waiting for is notice of award . How long can it take to receive it.?

Hi Valerie,

Hi Valerie,
It may depend, but you may find it in the mail in the coming months.

Barry
I have had SSI for 11 years

I have had SSI for 11 years now and filed for SSDI disability concurrently. If I get approved for SSDI does that mean 11 years of back pay?

Hi Barry,

Hi Barry,
You may be able to do so, however they may deduct the amount for your SSI funds as they would be paying you the same amount twice if they did not.

Blake
In 2010 l was doing chemo and

In 2010 l was doing chemo and was given ssi payments for 6 months . Soon after due to surgery l became permanently disabled due to major nerve damage in entire right leg, foot and abs. I was denied for payment then 2010. Have been on medicaid for whole time now 2017 and they want me to apply again and now also Diagnosed With PTSD also. Will they go back to my claim from 2010 and go from there or will they make me start over a claim new And 2017? I'm still disabled from the nerve damage that is the main problem even though they're telling me the PTSD will make it where I get disability quicker... but I don't want to start over a new claim I'm trying to go off the old one will they Allow that if I'm still claiming disability due to the major nerve damage caused by the surgery from cancer? Or will they make me start over a new claim Since now PTSD is involved? so I guess my real question being is should I fill out the new paperwork or is there a way to use my claim from 2010 so I'm able to get the back pay for the years that I have missed not being able to work due to the nerve damage? also if this is possible will they pay back pay all the way back from when I first got denied in 2010 or will they just start a new claim? Or I am just out of everything truly owed since I've been disabled the entire time from the same situation? ( Will they back pay that far back if it's still same claim? And should l add the ptsd to it or...?)

Hi Blake,

Hi Blake,
You may need to make a new claim, but the SSA may pay back pay from the time you were eligible for benefits.

Kh
I have been waiting 154 days

I have been waiting 154 days now for the judge to make a decision. This is crap I filed for ssd/Ssi..... This system is messed up.... I live in ky I know this back log excuse is making more angry. Its been five years that they will have to pay four.

Hi there,

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this. Hang in there!

Shawna
I applied for SSDI in Jan

I applied for SSDI in Jan 2013 with a disability starting date of July 2012. If I am approved for my SSDI will I recieve back pay for almost 5 years?

Hi Shawna,

Hi Shawna,
You may be eligible to receive back pay from the time of your established onset date.

Thelma murdock
I have kidney failure ,,I

I have kidney failure ,,I applied for ssdi back in December 2,2015,, but I find out in 2017 that ssdi didn't add my 2015/16 taxes ,,so I'm getting less monthly payment,do they owe me back money for that time?

Hi Thelma,

Hi Thelma,
They may owe you back payment for that time if you are able to establish that your taxes were not calculated correctly by the SSA and you were eligible in the time that they calculated your taxes.

Paula
I have been receiving my

I have been receiving my disability since 2013. They recently discovered an error - where my minor children were not receiving benefits for my disability. They gave verbally gave me a monthly amount that we would now receive, and said that previous money was due. I was not given a claim/confirmation number. How long should it take before I start just receiving the monthly portion? I seem to have figured out that the backpay would be at least 4 months AFTER that.....thank you in advance.

Hi Paula,

Hi Paula,
We really could not say, however you may receive confirmation of the award from the SSA, but you may want to follow up regarding this with them by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Thelma murdock
Ssdi didn't add my two

Ssdi didn't add my two year tax's on before they made a decision on my monthly payment now they said that I have credits,,what do that means credits?? And how long?

HI Thelma,

HI Thelma,
I think the representative at the SSA may have been referring to work credits, you can find some more info about them here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/glossary/work-credits

Maria
I have gotten a letter

I have gotten a letter stating i would receive my back pay around November 25th. Can anyone tell me how long it will actually take to see it?

Hi Maria,

Hi Maria,
We can't really say as processing times can vary by financial institution, but you may want to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous
There should be back pay

There should be back pay 6months wait time with no back pay. The rent is due. This is why people are homeless. 6 months. No back pay. Rent is not getting payed

Anonymous
I think when you get approved

I think when you get approved. For SSDI. Should not be 6 months wait. With no back pay. How do you pay rent??? Not sure how to make it for 6 months. Pay rent pay bills. Worked all my life.. What to do.

You're right. It is a longer

You're right. It is a longer process than it should be. However, in certain circumstances, one can be approved for expedited payments from the SSA.

Kyle
I was APPROVED back in August

I was APPROVED back in August 2017 for 5 1/2 years SSDI retroactive back pay; however majority state it takes 90 days from 1st (Paid Out Benefit/Monthly Amount). However, I have received 4 benefit check's to date. And the main issue had been whether or not I needed a REP PAYEE/I had 6 months of Workers Comp. payment's I had received prior. Would not assume it would take much MATH to figure out deduction's thus pay it out! ! ! I get roughly $1,299+ per month. Curious if other folk's had issue's like mine, and had to wait it out even longer stated I needed funds to stay current/catch up on some stuff though I have not heard back yet.

Congratulations on winning

Congratulations on winning your claim! That is such a long time to wait--good for you for hanging in there.

Deborah
State of MD, waiting for

State of MD, waiting for retro since approval 9.18.17... SSA rep called back saying wait time for SSDI retro taking 12 months. Wondering if I'll live to see it!!!

Hi Deborah,

Hi Deborah,

It takes a lot longer than it should, wishing you nothing but the best.

Frank
My kid had got her disability

My kid had got her disability back pay all paid up and now is no longer disabled.
How can we send the money on her?

Hi Frank,

Hi Frank,
I'm not entirely sure! You may want to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Michelle
So I just got my fully

So I just got my fully favorable decision but im confused about back payment. I applied a twice before this cycle, one in 03 and one around 06. Both times due to stress I didnt follow through. This time I applied on 6/15. And had my case seen 10/17. When I applied in June, the SSA worker told me if approved they would go back 1 year from June, so 6/14. But the judge in his decision put my EOD as 11/02, the date I became disabled. Thats 15 years, my lawyer thinks I will be paid all that. Does anyone know or heard of this?

HI Michelle,

HI Michelle,
You may only be eligible from the time you made your last application if you apply more than once for benefits.

Tasha
Question if my son receives

Question if my son receives ssi and I quit my job due to my pregnancy being high risk will it affect his monthly amount

Hi Tasha,

Hi Tasha,
It may not, however you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, you can find a listing of local offices here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

Tina
Hello,

Hello,
I am frustrated with SSDI. I won my case and recieved an approval letter in June of 2017. It is now Dec 10, 2017 and I still have not gotten an award letter or any back pay, much less not even the starting of my monthly payments. Judge approved my disability to be since 2014. I dont understand what the hold up is. I have talked to my Attorneys Paralegal, and all she ever tells me is that they are understaffed and there are thousands of others who have applications in with Soc sec. It has been since June that my case was approved, thats 6 mo ths ago. This doesnt seem right to me. Does anyone have any ideas other than me writing my local Congressman??)

Hi Tina,

Hi Tina,
I'm sorry to hear about that! It can take varying amounts of time for the SSA to process an award, you may want to contact them regarding this. You can find a listing of local offices here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

G. Trinidad
I first went to ssdi in april

I first went to ssdi in april 2012 ive been denied 4 times 3 by mail and 1 time in court in september 11th 2017 i went to court again today is 90 days the only thing is when i was denied i founx out right away let me tell everyone whos going threw the struggle its been 5 1/2 long slow suffering ive lost my morgage ive spend my retirement plan 401k im behind on all utility bills my credit score is shot from 730 now smashed to 480 the only thing to get me above water is my back pay its said not to know whats my next move ive worked 40 yrs every since i had a whole shoulder replacement in feb 2013 and a number of other its chrismas time and i dont want to have another depressing waiting for an approval is woest then holding your breath .need hope and answer

Hi there,

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact a disability advocate or attorney about your case as they can help you through the application process. You can get in touch with one by filling out this form here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation

Ed
I will be classified as

I will be classified as disabled 2 years ago this coming July 2018 - still no back-pay !
I am in Texas.

HI Ed,

HI Ed,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, you can find a listing of local offices here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

HI Ed,

HI Ed,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, you can find a listing of local offices here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

Regina Lovelace
I wanted to let you know my

I wanted to let you know my experience. I have DDD and Epilepsy. I initially applied for SSD on 2/17/15 and was denied twice. I had my hearing 10/17 this year. I received my approval letter less than 2 weeks later and my back pay was deposited 2 weeks after that. I received my approval letter last week. I'm not sure whether it was a bench decision that moved my case through so quickly. I had representation and did agree to adjust my onset date at the end of hearing. I gave up a lot of back pay but am grateful for the approval. I pray for everyone here that your decisions are all positive and your wait times are as short as possible

That is wonderful news Regina

That is wonderful news Regina! Congratulations on your approval.

mark
hello so my mother apply for

hello so my mother apply for benfits in 2012 you didnt know what benifts she was applying for but she got deney from the judge in july of 2017 but re apply in oct and got approved after seeing a mental doctor should they give her back pay from 2013 or only from july

Hi there,

Hi there,
if she re-applied, she may only be eligible for back pay from the time of her application.

Cristen
Hi I was approved for SSDI

Hi I was approved for SSDI and October my first payment was October 3 how long do I need to wait for my backpay in need have three children ?

HI there,

HI there,
It generally takes about four months from the time you start receiving disability benefits to receive SSDI back pay.

Glen Dean
Will it come on the same day

Will it come on the same day of the month that your regular payment comes?

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