Lump sum back payment

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 13:04

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.


In reply to by Alisha (not verified)

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:12 Permalink

Hi Alisha,
I really could not say what you yourself would get, but SSI offers up to $733 a month in benefits, in addition to whatever supplemental income your state would provide as well.

Lisa (not verified)
Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:38 Permalink

Hi, I had already received my 1st installment on my back pay, and I need to purchase a car to get my daughter back and forth to her apt, and I been looking online for one. what documents do I need to show ssi on how to request more money to purchase a vehicle?


In reply to by Lisa (not verified)

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:23 Permalink

Hi Lisa,
You may have to prove a documented need or hardship that the expedited benefits would help solve. In the meantime, you may want to contact the office in your state that coordinates Medicaid, they might be able to help with transport to doctor's appointments.

Doris Medina (not verified)
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 02:48 Permalink

I have apply for disability got denied the first time I had doctors statement letters for 2 different doctor saying I couldn't work waiting on appeal seens June 2015 how long more do I need to wait?


In reply to by Doris Medina (not verified)

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 09:50 Permalink

Hi Doris,
The average wait time for an ALJ appeal hearing is about 17 months, so hang in there!

Brenda (not verified)
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 02:53 Permalink

I received my first payment of $2000 I need to rent a home need one month rent security deposit before the landlord rents it out to someone us what can I do to get my second backpay


In reply to by Brenda (not verified)

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 09:57 Permalink

Hi Brenda,
You may be able to contact the SSA with some documentation of your need for that lump sum, they may be able to expedite your benefits with that.

Joshua roach (not verified)
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:30 Permalink

I ain't recently came in and asked for money for a vehicle and I was approved and they told me it be 3 to 5 days I was wondering if that was 3 to 5 business days or just 3 to 5 days

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 11/10/2016 - 14:41 Permalink

Can I get backpay released for my wife to open a business?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 16:57 Permalink

Hi there,
I'm not sure that the SSA would be willing to do that, they generally only release back pay like that when they receive documented proof of hardship due to lack of funds.

Tammy (not verified)
Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:39 Permalink

Our daughter was finally approved for disability in mid 2016 but it was retroactive to January. She received a lump sum. Can we pay her back rent from January to current with the funds she received?

Tammy (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 16:51 Permalink

Thank you. I looked at the link. It says use the money for current needs. We received a lump sum in August that was retroed from Jan. I think alloting for the rent for Jan - August is appropiate. Would you agree?

nuggie (not verified)
Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:57 Permalink

because my husband died last year and this year I became disable. I just found out I was approved but because I live with daughter and her husband and their nine year old my ssi was cut to $269 a month and my lump sum is only $1,347 one payment and that is totally wrong. I am in the process of moving been sleeping on a mattress on floor since August very bad on my back and legs. Is there any way I can ask for all of my lump sum and to get higher monthly payment. I need bed mattress and other things for the apartment. I do not know how long it will take too get lum sum she said at least within two weeks i should have it. I want to move befor the first and then my first check is coming then. but I do not have enough to move what should do


In reply to by nuggie (not verified)

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi Nuggie,
You may be able to contact the SSA with documentation of your hardship, they may expedite your enefits in this case. Generally monthly benefit amount is calculated by the amount of aid you may get from family members, your income, and your household's income.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 17:57 Permalink

I received my first installment in March and they said I would get the Last installment in September. But they only gave me a little off the second installment. Told me I had to wait til March again for another installment. I need this money to move and by furniture and fix my car. I have nothing. Lost everything when I was unable to work any longer. Have not worked since 2011.


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:03 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA with documentation of your need for the money, they may be able to expedite your last installment.

Kay (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:43 Permalink

I was wondering how long does it take to receive your last lump amount for your back pay? Received one in August so will I be receiving the other payment in December?

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 11/13/2016 - 17:55 Permalink

If my son dad get a lump sum back payment will my son receive some of it


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:47 Permalink

Hi there,
Your son may if he is eligible to receive auxiliary benefits through the father's disability.

Jacques McCoy (not verified)
Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:00 Permalink

I have a lump sum that's supposed to come in in March and I was wondering how can I get some of this money back sooner because I need a car really bad


In reply to by Jacques McCoy (not verified)

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 16:52 Permalink

Hi Jacques,
You may want to contact the SSA with documentation of your need for those benefits, they may be able to expedite them.

Jessie (not verified)
Wed, 11/16/2016 - 17:03 Permalink

I just got my second installment of my back pay and had to use it to fix my car. I'm homeless and live in my car. I put in a request for an advancement of $7000 so I can buy an RV to live in. The official told me it would take 30 days but my last advancement of $9000 only took two weeks. Why longer now


In reply to by Jessie (not verified)

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:06 Permalink

Hi Jessie,
It may take more time for many reasons, as every case is different, and they may want to take more time with that decision.

Jamie (not verified)
Sat, 11/26/2016 - 21:02 Permalink

I received my approval letter for deceased parent payments for my two children the first deposit was suppose to be Nov 26 which is a Saturday and my bank isn't showing the deposit. Do I contact social security? Or will it post on Monday?

Krystal (not verified)
Mon, 11/28/2016 - 02:29 Permalink

Was told approved for ssi how long to get last interview appt

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:45 Permalink

If I received my first payment from my back pay can I receive more money before my 6 month if I need it


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:19 Permalink

Hi there,
Yes, if you're able to provide proof of your need, you may be able to receive an advance of some of your backpay.

Debra Ann (not verified)
Fri, 12/09/2016 - 21:55 Permalink

If i only get back $2100 back pay will i get it all back at once?


In reply to by Debra Ann (not verified)

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:40 Permalink

Hi Debra Ann,
SSI lump sum back pay is generally divided into three payments of up to $2000, so you may get one lump sum payment of $2000 and one of $100 six months later.

cafrolyn (not verified)
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:12 Permalink

I received a letter stating that my grandson had a back payment comin three all togetbher his mother recievedc the first one dec 2015 I took cusdoy of him april 7 2016 they stop her august and started it back up se;pt 27 2016 they informed m e I woul get the p-ayment I have called and they say it hasent been realeased


In reply to by cafrolyn (not verified)

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 13:26 Permalink

Hi there,
It generally takes some time for the SSA to process new payment info, so it sometimes may stay unreleased. You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, you can get in touch with them at 1-800-772-1213.

Charles brown (not verified)
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:47 Permalink

I need a car and clothes and furniture what must i do to get my ssi back pay all at once


In reply to by Charles brown (not verified)

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:47 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA with documentation of your urgent need for funds, they may be able to help you then.

Alisia (not verified)
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 13:48 Permalink

My daughter got approve for ssi back in August she's in da hospital and only recieve $30 a month until she's release will she get da rest of dat money from sept , oct , nov & dec


In reply to by Alisia (not verified)

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 16:02 Permalink

Hi Alisia,
She may not receive that money, as the SSA adjusts benefit amounts when someone enters residential care facilities.

Stacy cuartero (not verified)
Mon, 12/26/2016 - 21:17 Permalink

When can I expect my back payment from my survivor's benefit cause I have been waiting a long time and I am pregnant


In reply to by Stacy cuartero (not verified)

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 16:16 Permalink

Hi Stacy,
You may not receive back pay for survivor's benefits as the SSA pays survivor's benefits from the time you make the application, not the death of the person whose work record those benefits are based on.

Theresa G. (not verified)
Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:27 Permalink

My son has Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21). He is 24. When filing for ssdi on parents retirement what will be considered his entitlement date? Will he receive retroactive payments to his birth?


In reply to by Theresa G. (not verified)

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:42 Permalink

Hi Theresa,
Your son may be entitled to benefits from the time that he applies, it may be unlikely that the SSA would extend benefits to the time of birth for those benefits.

Monique (not verified)
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:50 Permalink

Hello there,
My child was approved for SSI 8/2016. I also received his first installment of back pay. They said the second I installment will be given in 6 months. My question is will I need to request the second installment or will they automatically send it to the account? Also, will they ask for receipts of monies spent from first installment before they send 2nd?


In reply to by Monique (not verified)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:44 Permalink

Hi Monique,
They may automatically send the money, and it's always a good idea to keep receipts regarding any money that you have spent from those funds.

Ernest Zaragosa 111 (not verified)
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:28 Permalink

I have been waiting for my back pay and they keep telling me you'll get it in 10 days and nothing comes

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:29 Permalink

I got my disability and SSI but I make to much from disability so they took my SSI will I still get back pay from ssi


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:20 Permalink

Hi there,
You may still be eligible for back pay from your SSI, you may want to contact your local SSA office to confirm that.

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