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Hi Glen,

Hi Glen,

I really could not say, you may need to contact a local SSA office regarding this.

Rob
My app. date for ssid is

My app. date for ssid is November my date of disability is the previous july i provided all the proof unemployment docs from same month they sent the money from the November date and paid the lawyer what about the other 6 months do they do that normally maybe to get rid of the lawyer if anyone has an idea I'd appreciate hearing it

Hi Rob,

Hi Rob,
It's possible that your date of disability will be moved up to the date you applied--your attorney may have changed your date of disability to give you a higher chance of approval.

Darla
I received 2 award letters

I received 2 award letters onw is 30k more than the other whats the difference in the 2 letters and why am i being paid the lesser amount.

Hi Darla,

Hi Darla,
I could not say,you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

harry
I filled in march 2013 I was

I filled in march 2013 I was approved 12 /22 /17 the letter said I will be getting a check on the 3rd of jan . how long will it take me to recive a letter about back pay and how far will they back pay me

Hi Harry,

Hi Harry,
I could not say for sure, but you may be eligible for back pay from the time that you were determined to be disabled by the SSA.

Austin
I receive Survivor's

I receive Survivor's Benefits from my deceased father, and my legal guardian was approved as payee 3-4 months ago but we still haven't received anything. We did have a change of address, but we've contacted our local Social Security office and they are aware. But we still haven't received anything and its been another 3-4 weeks since then. Does anyone know what could possibly be the problem, and what happens to the last 4 months of checks?

Hi Austin,

Hi Austin,
That's odd--it usually takes around four months to receive checks from the SSA, so you should receive some kind of payment shortly.

Howard
Approved 12/8 after 3 denials

Approved 12/8 after 3 denials, appealed with lawyer. Onset is 03/2016 and i am still awaiting award letter with payment details. I also owe both the IRS (1.5k) and child support arrears (35k) and wonder if after my legal fees if I will see any of my back pay. I also am curious if i need to wait for my award letter to enrol my son or inform his mother. Its been 4 years give or take and im glad it is looking up. Veteran, ptsd, SSDI R
reviewed in 18 months wow

Hi Howard,

Hi Howard,
Congratulations on your victory! You'll only use $6,000 in legal fees, no more.

Saundra
I became disabled June of

I became disabled June of 2011 however did not apply for social security disability until Sept of 2016 because i thought after the many surgeries I needed I would be able to return to work but that is not the case surgery has not helped. I had my hearing Dec 6 2017 in which my stupid incompetent attorney was SO unprepared and without my surgical reports that the ALJ asked for. He was reprimanded by the judge for not having significant documents to my case is there ANYTHING I can do about this attorney? IF I do get approved (which I doubt...because of his incompetence) is there ANYTHING I can do about him getting any of my back pay? Because he does NOT deserve a dime. I did ALL the work myself and he STILL screwed it all up. It will NOT be fair to me if i lose this case and dont get approved because my attorney was a complete incompetent asshole? PLEASE HELP

Hi Saundra,

Hi Saundra,
I am sorry to hear that. You can continue your claim if you are denied. You can also speak with another attorney by filling out our Free Evaluation.

Vanessa
My explanation letter stated

My explanation letter stated that my back pay check should arrive on or around Dec 24 th but it didn’t ? Why and what could have gone wrong

Hi Vanessa,

Hi Vanessa,
I could not really say, processing times for banking institutions may vary and you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Wayne
In a nut shell I applied in

In a nut shell I applied in June of 2012, denied all the way to the Federal Court to have my case remanded back to a judge who finally after 5 1/2 years approved my claim. That was October 2018. For now since Dec 2017 I've been receiving ssi. Although approved for ssd, it takes them time to process everything. SSI took all my backpay which was $39,299 to pay back cash assistance. Still awaiting numbers for my SSDI. The process has been a nightmare. It'll be 6 years next month. I cant get that time back....SMH

Hi Wayne,

Hi Wayne,

Thank you for sharing, unfortunately, it can take a long time.

Hi Wayne,

Hi Wayne,

Thank you for sharing, unfortunately, it can take a long time.

Will
The event that triggered my

The event that triggered my ptsd happened 12 years ago, I got 14 yr old son whose sucidal, homeless, untreated sick my phsk retired almost six years ago, I'm a single parent on state medicaid how do I find immediate medical treatment before I blow up over it all?

Hi Will,

Hi Will,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may be able to find resources in your community that can help.

Lisa
After waiting 3 years, I was

After waiting 3 years, I was approved by a judge for SSDI and SSI in October 2016. I received a partial payment 2 weeks later for the SSI and I started receiving my monthly SSDI payment in November 2016. I have not received my back pay for SSDI as of yet but have gotten the representation approval letter. Even my attorney hasn't been paid yet and their fee has been set aside out of my back pay. So, being patient is the game we all have to play here and, although sad to say, there isn't much choice in the matter. I was told by several SSA representatives that my payment is being processed at the payment center. The SSA website gives you no information on back pay, only the payments they have issued. Don't give up! I certainly understand the frustration that comes with waiting and it does tend to shoot up our temperatures! Those of us who are in debt due to waiting should consider taking everything to your local SSA office to see if it will expedite your case. That is what I plan to do very soon.....Good luck!

Steve
I signed up for my soc sec

I signed up for my soc sec 2012 awarded nov 2017. The judge disabled me from 2017 i will receive five years of back pay per order but have not received yet

Hi Steve,

Hi Steve,
If your EOD is in 2017, you would not be eligible for back pay from 2012.

lisa
I filled SSI/SSDI in December

I filled SSI/SSDI in December 13 2013 and was appoved for SSDI December 20 2017.that is 48 months - the 5 months which will take it down to 43 months,how many months of bacpay will I get..

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,

I can't say for sure, but generally those get backpay from the initial day in which they applied for benefits.

Loveme24
My daughter was approved for

My daughter was approved for ssi on December 28,2017 when will she receive her 1st back payment

Hi there,

Hi there,
she should receive her back payment around the same time she starts receiving monthly benefits.

Debbie Whitney
I was approved for my SSDI in

I was approved for my SSDI in Sept of 2017, They still haven't released the back pay, I have received 3 Months payment an that's all how long does it take for them to do the back pay

Hi Debbie,

Hi Debbie,
It usually takes about 4 months from the time you first receive monthly benefits.

Melanie
well I'm very confused

well I'm very confused at this point, I got approved for SSI and SSDI my approval date is January 1st 2014. and like I said I'm very confused I don't know what I'm getting my first monthly check I don't know what I'm just going to start back pay I don't know how much that's going to be I'm not sure how it all works my lawyer was not any help at all. is someone out there can help me or explain it to me how they do the back pay the monthly chats Etc

Hi Melanie,

Hi Melanie,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they would have information about your award. You may also find your award letter in the mail.

sarah
I received my disability

I received my disability letter of full favorable on November 16,2017, The judge deemed me disabled all the way back to March 2012. I just received my 1st disability benefit January 2018. Will I get back pay back to that March date ? I have still no back pay amount yet and every time I call to check the status, it says pending. iN OUR LETTER FROM THE JUDGE HE STATES THAT IF WE DO NOT HAVE BACK PAY WITHIN 60 DAYS to contact his office. Still no word. Is this normal ? We were deemed a hardship case, but what a joke.

Hi Sarah,

Hi Sarah,
You may receive back pay for the time you are eligible for SSDI benefits but did not receive them. Generally, You would receive back pay about four months from the time that you start receiving monthly benefits, but because yours was a hardship case, the judge may have wanted to make sure that you get your back pay faster than that, you may want to contact their office.

Tom
I applied in 2009 waited 3

I applied in 2009 waited 3 years the final decision was negative. My lawyer reapplied for me decision was negative got new lawyer filed federal appeal waiting on that. Meanwhile my first lawyer reapplied again now keep in mind all this with the same conditions. I was approved in September 2017, now hears the big but. They told me even though I qualified for disability I won't get paid because I haven't worked in 5 years (actually it's been 10 because of my disabilities) I can only get SSI what a crock...does anyone know if I can appeal this decision. I worked my whole life.

Riley
I heard the news the

I heard the news the government might shut down, will that affect my social security checks ?

Hi Riley,

Hi Riley,
You may still receive social security payments even during a shutdown.

William Hall
I have been on hold for 5

I have been on hold for 5 months after mmy hearing how much longer will they have me pending

Hi William,

Hi William,
I could not say! You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, you can call them at 1-800-772-1213.

Lynn
My 2nd husband passed away

My 2nd husband passed away early 2017, while waiting on court date for SSDI. 9 months later court ruled in his favor and dated back to mid-2011. I received call 3weeks back from SSA requesting my bank routing info and requesting that I go to local SSA to fill out a form and provide them with a copy of our marriage license. The SSA lady asked when I would be able to do this and I said I would go that day. She ended the call by stating something about them getting the account closed and getting the funds to me. I haven’t heard anything since. Do I need to try calling them?

Hi Lynn,

Hi Lynn,
It may be a good idea to do so, you can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Lisa
I just spent an hour on the

I just spent an hour on the phone with ssa. I was told that as I was approved for both ssi and ssdi that the backpay for ssi would be deducted from my disability back pay which could leave me with little to nothing. Wtf????? This is in no way fair at all! Does anyone have any tips on how this could possibly be legal???

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,
If you had already received SSI benefits, you would only receive your benefits for SSDI less the benefits you have already received.

Lisa
I JUST SPENT AN HOUR ON THE

I JUST SPENT AN HOUR ON THE PHONE WITH SSA. BECAUSE I WAS APPROVED FOR BOTH SSI AND SSD, I WAS TOLD THAT MY SSI BACK PAY WOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM MY SSD BACK PAY AND THEY CALLED THAT AN "OFFSET" IS THAT EVEN FAIR???? I AM ENTITLED TO BOTH AND I FEEL THEY SHOULD NOT TAKE ANYTHING FROM MY EITHER OF MY BACK PAYS. DOES ANYONE KNOW OR HEARD OF SUCH A THING??? THANKS

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,
If you had qualified for SSDI, you may not be eligible for SSI benefits as the SSA would only give you both if your SSDI benefits would be less than $750 a month.

Melanie
After almost 4 years and

After almost 4 years and being denied twice I WON my case, how much will I get per month and how much for back pay can I expect? Live in small town of Hanford California but court decesion was made in Fresno California

Hi Melanie,

Hi Melanie,

Congrats on winning your case. I can't say for sure, but generally you will get back pay from the initial date you applied. The SSA may be able to shed some light on that. Best of luck.

Karen
go to the Social Security

go to the Social Security office and tell them you need the money for whatever reason and you can get it all in one lump sum that's what I did

Hi Karen,

Hi Karen,
Thanks for sharing! It's important to have a good reason for the lump sum for SSI as they would need proof that it's for dire need.

Maggie
I applied for SSDI back in

I applied for SSDI back in January 3,2015, after so many deniel I finally was approved December, 2017, but the judge change the onset date that I became disabled on October 26, 2015, wish is crazy cause due to my disability I haven’t been able to work sene November 2014, I had all kind of crazy symptoms, almost paralyzed due to a dramatic civicle compression that wasn’t discovered until February 2016. Single mom of three kids and my house on Forclosure, in the interview they asked me how did I pay my bills, I told them the truth that I haven’t been able to pay my mortgage and most of the time me and my kids was with out light and water , that my brother would lend me money here and their but it wasn’t a gift, but money I agree to pay back, well they took that information and ran with it and put in the system as income , so my back pay benefits was only $470 instead of the full amount. My brother wrote a letter explaining that it wasn’t a gift and that it was a loan. I need to bring my mortgage up to date, so I won’t lose the house and I need to pay my brother back cause I feel really bad that this has happened, my question is can I appeal this , I’m already appealing the onsete date, but can they do this or is this is something I can appeal. These last three years has been a very bad for my teenager, it has really taken a tole on them , being the kids on the block with the water or lights always disconnected. Thank God I finally got approved, but if someone as the answer to my question, can they count the money I received as a loan that I have to pay back as an income and deducted from my back pay?

Hi Maggie,

Hi Maggie,
You may want to have documentation of the loan from your brother to you, such as a promissory note.

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