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SSDI length of time for back pay?

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Hi Ellen,

Hi Ellen,

I would recommend looking up the number for your local SSA office. The national number is 1-800-772-1213. If it isn't one of those numbers, it could be a scam.

Christine O.
Filed after career ending

Filed after career ending injury (2 back surgeries) in 2012. I filed in 2013 I believe and finally met with a judge yesterday. I'm actually no longer disabled (YAAAAAY!!!!) but my attorney believes we have a great shot at the 2-3 year back pay. Totality of the injury was almost 4 years with surgeries and physical therapy. Not expecting anything for a couple months but just curious if anyone has had similar circumstances what the ballpark amount could possibly be. My attorney would only say 'substantial'.

Best of luck Christine!

Best of luck Christine!

Anonymous
I’ve been approved of receive

I’ve been approved of receive my card for my direct posit what’s taking so long for me to get my backpack

Hi There,

Hi There,

You usually receive backpay within 90 days of being approved. If you do not, you should contact the SSA.

Sabrina / mikel
Who do I call to get ssdi

Who do I call to get ssdi

Hi There,

Hi There,

You can call the SSA toll free Hotline at 1-800-772-1213 to speak with a representative.

Brandy Goss
I just received my

I just received my
award letter. They have figured my back pay amount and the amount owed to my lawyer. The letter stated when
I would start getting my regular monthly payments but it did not say when I would get my back pay. Because it took 4 years to get approved due to a heavy back log in Mississippi it is a substantial amount of back pay which my family needs quickly. When can I expect to receive my back pay?

Hi Brandy,

Hi Brandy,

You usually get backpay within 90 days after approval. If you wish, you could qualify for expedited payments from the SSA.

Cathy
I applied for Ssdi in June of

I applied for Ssdi in June of 2015. Received my back pay in October of 2015 and my first monthly payment in November of 2015. I received my back pay before my first check. I never received anything in the mail. The way I found out was when I checked my bank account online and had a large deposit that I had not made.

Hi Cathy,

Hi Cathy,

You are correct sometimes direct deposit is used to make payments.

Loren
Started receiving first ssdi

Started receiving first ssdi payment on Oct 13th 2017. It is now March 24th and I still have no back pay. Everytime I call SSA they just keep saying it's being processed. It's been 5 months is that normal?

Hi Loren,

Hi Loren,

That seems a lot longer than it should. You might want to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office to speak with a representative in person.

Bee
Hello everyone, I had some

Hello everyone, I had some questions in regards to my SS DI appeal case and was hoping someone could help. Here is just a quick snap shot of my situation: I applied for SS DI in 2014 and 2015 and was denied both times. I applied again in 2016 and was denied but this time I appealed the denial with a lawyer and was awarded ss di on December 2016 with no back pay because of the 5 month waiting period and received by first ss di check May 2017. However, my alleged onset date was 11/01/2013 so I appealed the onset date. My hearing was set for 3/22/18, but the day before my hearing my lawyer contacted me and stated that I did not have to attend the hearing because he just spoke with the AJL and after reviewing my case he granted a fully favorable decision with an established onset date of 12/01/2013. In regards to my back pay since I already had the five month waiting period will I receive the full 3 years of back pay? When I was originally approved for ss di back in 2016 one of my kids had just turned 19 and was no longer eligible for ss di dependent benefits but in 2013 he was 15, so will I receive back pay for him as well automatically or will I have to submit something to SSA? What is the timeframe for receiving award letter and back pay? Thanks in advance for any help.

Hi Bee,

Hi Bee,

You would generally be approved for backpay that dates back to what your established onset date was.

Since your case is unique, I would recommend speaking with your attorney about the more specific questions regarding your case. Congrats on finally getting approved!

JJ
Fully favorable means you

Fully favorable means you have won your disability case AND the backpay date set in your paperwork. Essentially the judge has sided with your date. So you should receive full backpay. I would contact SS on the question regarding your son. Congrats!

Delynda Burch
I am currently waiting to

I am currently waiting to receive my son's last and final SSI back pay installment. My question is, when they release these final funds to me, am I able to spend it as I please? Or will they say I have to pay it back, or start to take my son's monthly check.

Hi There,

Hi There,

They will release it to you and you can find out more about what you can spend that on here:https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/blog/representative-payee-use-o...

Ms. E
I received the award letter

I received the award letter and there was no mention of my back pay although the SSA states that I will be getting a large amount. The question is when? I have been on SSA for six months and still no back pay. I was told nobody can determine when the funds will be release by the processing center by my lawyer. He has also written letters to SSA about my back pay. Can someone answer this question?

Hi Ms. E,

Hi Ms. E,

Have you tried contacting the SSA to see if they can provide a little more information? Their number is 1-800-1213.

sheri
I recieved my back pay in

I recieved my back pay in three installments.but the months i was payed the bacekpay my current monthly payment never came. Three payments add up to over 2400.00 dollars lost income. I read that they dont include retroactive payments as part as assetts. Why wouldnt i recieve retro and current payment in this situation?

Hi Sheri,

Hi Sheri,

I would recommend calling the SSA and speaking with a rep regarding that. 1-800-772-1213.

Tony
I'm Fixing to get $1019

I'm Fixing to get $1019 a month SSDI, how much would my wife and child get

Hi Tony,

Hi Tony,

I would recommend speaking with a SSA rep regarding that. Every case is different, so I really couldn't accurately say.

Willie Roberts
Hello I'm a last child

Hello I'm a last child survivor out of my Three brothers who passed ... I was at four years old receiving benefits under my Mom at 9years old walking from school I was innocently shot in a Carjacking shoot out with an Ak bullet tearing my growing Pieces after 9 months of therapy I finally got to be able to walk with 27pins my leg. After my father who was a vet.died of cancer so I started receiving disabled child servivor benefits for 31years now after four years of investigation of me being my deceased Brother.... Congress notified my Local Office who made the mistake of I'm dead.... To immediately Correct the Status and issue me a refund for all the years whitheld.... Now they keep saying payment center haven't notified them back .... Do I need a Lawyer for the release of my family entitlement??? Or ask for a Civil Rights Activist to Help... I lost our home and me and my Mom still waiting for the PC ......how can we request proof of payment center receiving Our local office Notice???

Hi Willie,

Hi Willie,

I am so, so sorry to hear about that. In regards to the Social Security benefits I would recommend speaking with an attorney regarding that. Your situation is unique and complex, so an attorney will be a valuable resource.

Jeff
How long and in what

How long and in what increments does ssdi pay back all back pay.

Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,

You usually get backpay within 90 days after approval. For SSDI, you should get backpay one lump-sum payment.

Margie
Eric,

Eric,
What if the backpay is large? Like over $60,000? Still lump sum?

Hi Margie,

Hi Margie,

That seems like a lot for one lump some. For that unique situation, I would ask a SSA representative.

johnny
jan 13 2017 my legg was

jan 13 2017 my legg was amputated i got a lawer now and im going threw the process of disibality when do they give you your back pay?after its all said and done?

Hi Johnny,

Hi Johnny,

Back pay is not awarded until your claim has been approved.

Connie
I was approved at my hearing

I was approved at my hearing on April 4, 2018. When should I expect to hear from the Social Security Office about monthly payments or back pay. I know they have to tell everyone 90 days. I've heard nothing yet and it's been 3 weeks. Anxious !!!

Hi Connie,

Hi Connie,

Congrats on getting approved! It usually takes around 90 days to hear back, best of luck!

Kerri
How can i found out if i wikk

How can i found out if i wikk be getting my ssi and ssd

Hi Kerri,

Hi Kerri,

When a decision has been made, you should receive a letter stating if you were approved or denied.

Earlene
I started receiving my

I started receiving my benefits in March I was wondering how long before I receive my back pay

Hi Earlene,

Hi Earlene,

Typically, the first installment of back pay comes about four months after you receive your first payment.

Anonymous
What does it really mean when

What does it really mean when they say they made a medical decision

Hi There,

Hi There,

It means they made a decision regarding your case and they are in the process of finalizing the decision. You should be hearing something in the near future.

Kenneth Earl Berry
I recently was approved for

I recently was approved for SSI. I received my 1st back on time. I recently requested emergency back pay and was approved. I bought a car with my 1st back pay. it now needs to be repaired, can i get emergency back pay to have it repaired,

Hi Kenneth,

Hi Kenneth,

It's possible, but you may want to double check with the SSA first regarding that.

Joyce K Myers
Will I get my 7 months back

Will I get my 7 months back pay while my case was reviewed again, and approved

Hi Joyce,

Hi Joyce,

That depends on when you applied for benefits!

Anonymous
I started getting my first

I started getting my first check in March 2018 it is now June and I haven't received my back pay I really need and would like to know what could be the hold up I have read that you should receive the check with in 60 days can I please get a honest answer

Hi There,

Hi There,

It can sometimes take up to 4 months from your first payment to receive your first installment of back pay.

Anonymous
My husband draw disabilty he

My husband draw disabilty he draws the same every month tjis month 138 dollars short how come

Hi There,

Hi There,

You'll have to contact the SSA to find out the exact reason. Their number is 1-800-772-1213. If he started working then it may have reduced his payment.

Anonymous
How long do it take to get

How long do it take to get your back payment from ssa after being approved

Hi There,

Hi There,

You typically receive back pay four months after you start receiving your disability benefits.

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