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.

Kyle (not verified)
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 23:55 Permalink

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.

Deborah (not verified)

In reply to by Kyle (not verified)

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:26 Permalink

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!!!

Frank (not verified)
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

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?

Michelle (not verified)
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 21:53 Permalink

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?


In reply to by Michelle (not verified)

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:32 Permalink

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

Tasha (not verified)
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 23:03 Permalink

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

Tina (not verified)
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:14 Permalink

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??)

G. Trinidad (not verified)
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

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

Ed (not verified)
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:34 Permalink

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

Regina Lovelace (not verified)
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:41 Permalink

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

mark (not verified)
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:54 Permalink

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

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