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Lump sum back payment

I received two lump sum payments, but I have not spent all of the funds. I want to make a funeral arrangement and buy a car. How soon must I spend the lump sum payment.

Hi there,

Hi there,
You will have nine months to spend the payment, but this will be from your second payment. Let's say you received one payment of $2,000. You will have nine months to spend that. But in six months you receive another installment of $2,000. You will have three months left to spend the first $2,000, but nine months to spend the second installment of $2,000. I hope this clarifies things!

Octavia
What happens if the ssi

What happens if the ssi office has sent my sons back pay to a old address even if I changed my address 2 months prior to them sending it out at Feb 2 and sent it to a address I no longer live at, how then do they pay me my back pay for my son

Hi Octavia,

Hi Octavia,

That's a little odd--all SSA payments should be electronic at this point?

dEBBIE
I AM COLLECTING SURVIVOR

I AM COLLECTING SURVIVOR WIDOW DISABILITY FROM XSPOUSE WHOM DECEASED in 2010. i am in need of more monthly income sine i have recently become disabled and unable to worksi. am i able to apply door ssi or ssdi if i am collectinf widow;s disability

Hi Debbie,

Hi Debbie,
You cannot have two SSDI payments at the same time. So if your survivors' benefits are higher than your own SSDI payments would be, you will not qualify. You could receive SSI in addition to SSDI, but your SSDI benefits would need to be lower than $733 per month.

Yes u can
I had an industrial accident

I had an industrial accident 8 back surgeries but 5 years my i went into renal failure and am dialysis i had a 2 claim opened

Hi there,

Hi there,
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

Anonymous
Hi. This question is for

Hi. This question is for anyone. I had to leave my job due to my child was diagnose with autism. I was told that i can apply for ssi. Do anyone knows the process and will he get aproved?

Hi,

Hi,

I can try to help you with that. It’s possible, but many children are disqualified due to technical, not medical reasons. Before applying on behalf of a child, you will need to know if you earn too much income to qualify, as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is needs based and only those with limited income and resources will qualify.

As your child isn’t making any income, the SSA will evaluate you and/or your spouses’ monthly income to determine if your child will qualify. If you are married, or if you have other children, your yearly income limit will be higher. For example, a single parent with one child can only earn about $36,000, but a family of 5 can earn around $50,000.

If you do think your income qualifies, you should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to discuss your options and schedule an appointment to apply. You’ll unfortunately need to apply in person, but there are over 1300 SSA offices across the country to help you do so.

Hi,

Hi,

I can try to help you with that. It’s possible, but many children are disqualified due to technical, not medical reasons. Before applying on behalf of a child, you will need to know if you earn too much income to qualify, as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is needs based and only those with limited income and resources will qualify.

As your child isn’t making any income, the SSA will evaluate you and/or your spouses’ monthly income to determine if your child will qualify. If you are married, or if you have other children, your yearly income limit will be higher. For example, a single parent with one child can only earn about $36,000, but a family of 5 can earn around $50,000.

If you do think your income qualifies, you should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to discuss your options and schedule an appointment to apply. You’ll unfortunately need to apply in person, but there are over 1300 SSA offices across the country to help you do so.

Gladys
Apply at the SSA office in

Apply at the SSA office in person, as soon as possible. 1/29/18

Hi Gladys,

Hi Gladys,
You may need to call ahead to schedule an appointment with the SSA.

Edith Keeneu
I have been calling to find

I have been calling to find out where my back disability is and I keep getting around. Been waiting since August ,and i have back bills I really want to get paid off. Could you please help me

Hi Edith,

Hi Edith,
I'm sorry, but we're not affiliated with the SSA, so we can't do much to assist you with getting your payment deposited. If you were approved in August, you should expect your first payment to be deposited no later than December.

Jennifer
If your waiting for your back

If your waiting for your back pay and you have been approved if you can prove your in dire need for that money, call your congress man they can rush it. My congress man got me my money in less then two weeks.

Great tip!

Great tip!

Danielle
My son is getting 2

My son is getting 2 installments of ***** and the one remainIng lump sum payment. Is it possible to speak to someone to get it all sent to me at the same time.? I'm in Louisiana

Hi Danielle,

Hi Danielle,
No, if his SSI back pay is too high, it will always be separated to make sure your income isn't so high he will not be disqualified from SSI benefits.

Florence
If an adult child has

If an adult child has received a large lump sum, Social Security back pay missed after the father's death years ago, and is unable to use it rationally - even with assistance- ; is it possible to stop the spend-down and remain on SSI? That seems like a sensible option for both SSI and the beneficiary. This is in Illinois.

Hi Florence,

Hi Florence,
you may want to look into a special needs trust, and you also may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they can assign a payee for the child.

Gabriel
The SSA can pay a lump sum on

The SSA can pay a lump sum on SSI if you need a certain criteria. For example; I was approved but did it for a closed period as I went back to work. Now I'm receiving my SSI and SSDI both in one lump sum

Rob brooks
If you need money for a car

If you need money for a car or house some types of bill you can go to SSA office and ask say you want to buy an rv to live in take them a price list for it I bought a rv off Craig's list printed a picture and price called the owner showed the paper to the SSA people and 4 days later I had the money I needed thy have a list of what you can use the money for just ask

Hi Rob,

Hi Rob,
Thanks for sharing! It's true, the SSA may expedite payments if you can show documented need for the funds.

Sherry Alongi
Your post described almost

Your post described almost exactly what i have been considering. I have been paid 1 installment, have $32,000 remaining..and need access to my funds asap as i shared a residence with my mother and our home was part of a fire 2 weeks ago which has left us homeless. Called my rep and he simply said "fax over a letter with an amount of what your asking for". Well, i lost everything so i need to rebuild from clothes to furniture to a home but when searching online for details, no specific info about limits they will disburse or if i had to qualify first to purchase a home before they would release the funds.

Hi Sherry,

Hi Sherry,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to ask for an amount that would cover those things, however you may want to contact your local office and ask them about purchasing a home as that can affect your benefits eligibility.

Sherry Alongi
Now, i need a vehicle. Is it

Now, i need a vehicle. Is it likely in all the posts you receive for claimants to have more than 1 exception for release of back pay funds, approved?

HI Kelly,

HI Kelly,
Yes, you may be able to get funds released for that as well, it may be a good idea to bring information about the car you'd like to buy as well so that they'd have an idea as to what to release for dire need.

Lisa Moore
I have been waiting on my

I have been waiting on my back pay for 4 months and I believe the processing center paid out money to student loans that wasn't supposed to be paid because I had already made payment arrangements. Now there holding the rest of my back pay and I need a car and a place to live. I have called numerous times to social security and they send messages to release funds immediately for desperate needs but still it's not helping. What can I do? I'm forced to live with my husband who requires me to do what he says or I don't get a ride to places I need to go. I'm desperate! !! Please advise me on what I can do. please help or direct me to who can. Thank you!

HI Lisa,

HI Lisa,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to gather documentation about your dire need (medical bills, eviction notices, ect) and your arrangements with your student loans to send along to the SSA. They may be better able to help you with evidence of a hardship.

Monica
My 11yr got awarded big lump

My 11yr got awarded big lump sum pay back but SSI told me its 4 her needs so if I wanted 2 buy a house so I can stop renting can I ask for her money 2 be release 2 me

Hi Monica,

Hi Monica,
Housing may be an acceptable use of funds, but it's a good idea to contact your local SSA office for particular information about her case.

Anonymous
Did it go into your account

Did it go into your account where you bank at

steve Bell
whats a congress man ?

whats a congress man ?

Hi Steve,

Hi Steve,

A congressman/congresswoman is an elected member of the House of Representatives. They run on 2 year terms. You can find out who your representative is here by typing in your area code:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Best Wishes,
Eric

Desperate Disabled
Thanks for sending me to my

Thanks for sending me to my congressman. I have Huffman and then Boxer and another longtime rep in the Senate who I am having my rep payee contact. It is a large lump sum, attorney's were paid months ago, I never requested SSI as I was told by SSI they would halt my payment for back pay by 6 months which they did anyway.
I have made Liam repay promises, need medical attention, have put deposits down I am loosing, can't get my wheel chair and so on. I am loosing my mind trying to deal with this people.

Hi there,

Hi there,
I;m sorry to hear about that! It's definitely a good thing that you're reaching out to your representatives. Hang in there!

Deonne
Did u still receive the check

Did u still receive the check the next month

Siomara
Who is your congress man can

Who is your congress man can I get his number please thank you

Hi Siomara,

Hi Siomara,
you may want search for this information for your congressman who would represent you where you live.

Anonymous
Want congressman's phone

Want congressman's phone number.Need help getting my backpay.

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may be able to find that on your state government's website, You may be able to find a listing of your representative's contact info there.

Pamela Upshur
How do I get in touch with

How do I get in touch with him.I don't have the phone number.

Nicole
Jennifer how do i find out

Jennifer how do i find out who my congress man are in Ga.

Hi Nicole,

Hi Nicole,

If you follow this link below, all you need to do is type in your ZIP code and it will tell you who it is.
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Alan Viscuso
I'm just gonna make you

I'm just gonna make you aware,it's not really what it sounds like.They just don't pay you off,it's a long process with little payments.Just be prepared for our governments shanagans

Hi Alan,

Hi Alan,
It definitely is a long process! However, I think you may be referring to regular monthly benefits rather than an lump sum for back pay.

Melanie
Can I get an advancement to

Can I get an advancement to buy another car because my old car broke down?

D
Hi Melanie,

Hi Melanie,
It is very unlikely that you could get an advancement for a reason like this unless you required the car to get to your doctor and have no other method of transportation.
Additionally, you will need to have the car with its VIN number prepared to propose the purchase to the SSA.

Sallie
I was able to buy a car to

I was able to buy a car to get my child back and forth to the doc. I needed to find the car and give them the info. It was released within a week.

Hi Sally,

Hi Sally,
Thank you for sharing your story! It's true, the SSA can give you a backpay advance if you can give them evidence of your urgent need for it.

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