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.

Jody (not verified)
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:31 Permalink

I got a back pay CK from SSI and then they took my SSI because of income do I have to pay that back

Karen (not verified)
Sun, 01/08/2017 - 22:10 Permalink

I received my first installment of my back payment on November 12th I had used the money obtained passed bills now it's two months later and my car broke down is there anyway I can get my second disbursement sooner than the time that its allotted are stated.


In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

Hi Karen,
If you can bring documentation of your hardship to the SSA they may be able to send you the next installment or part of it to help you with your car.

Latraneice Rowe (not verified)

In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 14:03 Permalink

How long did it take you to receive your first installment after being approved for benefits?


In reply to by Latraneice Rowe (not verified)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

Hi there,
That would depend on the benefit you are receiving, if you are getting SSDI then the wait would be five months from the time of approval, and if you're receiving SSI it would be in the month after approval.

Sandra (not verified)
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 09:39 Permalink

My 12 year old daughter got her 2nd instalment July 2016 when in January 17 will she receive 3rd instalment come


In reply to by Sandra (not verified)

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

Hi Sandra,
SSI back pay installments are paid out every six months, so your child may be receiving her next installment this month. You may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 08:50 Permalink

I was aware. My. SSI but how do I get SSD as well I was told i can't get it because wen I applied and got denied for I was supposed to appeal but because I didn't I can't ever get it on a simple mistake as in. Not knowing I had to appeal


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:43 Permalink

Hi there,
You may need to appeal, but you'd also need the appropriate work record to qualify for SSDI benefits.

Leonard Livingston (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:15 Permalink

The SSA rep told me on the ninth of Jan that she sent it out so how long will that take to come in the mail .


In reply to by Leonard Livingston (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Leonard,
I really could not say as travel times with the US mail vary by point of origin and destination.

Melvin Peppers (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:41 Permalink

When can I expect to get my disability back pay


In reply to by Melvin Peppers (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:22 Permalink

Hi Melvin,
If you're entitled to back pay, it generally takes about four months from when you start receiving monthly benefits for it to arrive.

Kejuan rushing (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:14 Permalink

I'm on disability. My mom is my payee. She cashed my backpay check gave it to my father when mad at me. He and his wife stole the cash I was homeless so the backpay was to get me on my feet now I have nothing. What do I do


In reply to by Kejuan rushing (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:23 Permalink

Hi Kejuan,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact the SSA to have them assign another representative payee for you.

Kejuan rushing (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:17 Permalink

I'm on disability. My mom is my payee. She cashed my backpay check gave it to my father when mad at me. He and his wife stole the cash I was homeless so the backpay was to get me on my feet now I have nothing. What do I do


In reply to by Kejuan rushing (not verified)

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:44 Permalink

Hi Kejuan,
I'm sorry to hear that! You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, they may be able to help you get back on your feet.

Cindy (not verified)
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:09 Permalink

I've been approved for SSDI (received a payment for back pay into my checking acct. on 1/13/17) but haven't yet gotten the formal award letter yet. I'm just curious as to what the letter will say. Can anyone provide some insight?


In reply to by Cindy (not verified)

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:18 Permalink

Hi Cindy,
It may have some identifying information, as well as some specifics about your award, including what program you have been approved for and details about your case.

C. Myers (not verified)
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

If I have back pay coming in a couple months last payment can I get it early to move my family


In reply to by C. Myers (not verified)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:40 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to get a back payment expedited if you can demonstrate an urgent need for an expedited payment.

Dee (not verified)
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:13 Permalink

my boyfriend had a bleeding stroke in 12/2010, the case workers at the hospital helped to apply for disability for him .he was hospitalized for 4 months. He was approved for benefits and the first payment was 6/2011. But my question is.... does he qualify for back pay from when it first got applied for, if so he never received back pay and it has been 6 years. I had to borrow money to pay his mortgage for the 4 months so he would have a home to come back to.


In reply to by Dee (not verified)

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:11 Permalink

Hi Dee,
Your boyfriend may be eligible for back pay from the time of his Established Onset Date, which is when the SSA considered his to be disabled.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 13:03 Permalink

I'm due back payments for ssdi approval..however, they claim I have an over-payment when was receiving checks before. I made monthly arrangements to pay it back. My question is will they take my current back payments owed at 100% or continue with agreement out of the back pay due?

Latraneice Rowe (not verified)
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 13:58 Permalink

My son was just approved for ssi in Dec 2016. How long will it take to start receiving his back pay as I am trying to buy a vehicle to transport him to doctor appointments and school. Would I qualify for an emergency advance?


In reply to by Latraneice Rowe (not verified)

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:50 Permalink

Hi Latraneice,

I am so sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. It may take some time to receive your Social Security back pay, especially if you were awarded your disability benefits at a disability hearing by a federal judge.

As for qualifying for an emergency advance, I would recommend following this link to see if your son would qualify for such:

Best Wishes,

Carrie (not verified)
Thu, 02/02/2017 - 23:41 Permalink

If a person whom has received food stamps and medicaid prior to getting approved for ssdi and recieves a back pay will this effect anything


In reply to by Carrie (not verified)

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:45 Permalink

Hi Carrie,
Both SNAP and Medicaid are state-administered programs so their rule and guidelines vary by state. You may want to contact the offices in your state that handle either program.

american (not verified)
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:37 Permalink

i was giving a lump sum on my s.s.d.i and now a year later s.s. said they over paid me they want to take all of my checks until its paid back I WAS THE MISTAKE i gave them all finacial papers they asked for now i have to go with out paying bills or eating and no doctors or medications i have a bad heart and lungs they are heartless

Mommy (not verified)
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 23:41 Permalink

My 5 year old daughter was approved for SSI and we received a lump sum back payment that had to go into a specific account but we did not know that it was to only be used for medical cost and some things were lost between conversations with her case worker. We are right at the six month mark for the amount of back pay and everything I read says over 6 months worth of pay and another source said six months or more. Can I use that money to buy food or is it only for medical needs? the website says for personal needs but the example they give is nursing care and every example is medical... She's 5 and I really need to buy groceries. Please help, we are so confused. Can I buy groceries and gas with it or not? I don't want to be in trouble later down the road because I fed my family.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 13:18 Permalink

I should be getting a retro pay for 36 months, roughly 25,000.
Im in dire straits.
Can i get an advance, and how much?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:39 Permalink

HI there,
You may want to contact your local SSA office with documentation of your need, such as a pending eviction, utility bills, ect.

Shelley Clark (not verified)
Sat, 02/11/2017 - 00:10 Permalink

I applied for SSI in 1/2007.i started receiving was approved in 2010. I received two checks for 2,200.00 then monthly payments of 639.00. I lived in Longview Wa at 752 Flordia,Street Apt 2 . I ended up going to prison in Sept 2011 i did not receive the lump sum of my back pay. I was released from prison in Nov 2016. I have reapplied for SSI I have told them several times that I was receiving SSI before I went to prison. The SSI people seem to be deaf or do not read your application. I have wrote it talk to them about my back pay and today a lady called me from out of state and confirmed it was once confirmed at Spokane office also I do have back pay from 2011. The Social Security office has my banks routing number for a direct deposit into my bank. I have taken my release papers in. Wh6 is it I was told to take my ID into office and repeat this the same thing over. Why is it they do not understand that I have back pay owed to me from 2011 and that ,that means I must of been on SSI before I went to prison. I read pamphlets in
While incarsarated and it states it shouldn't take me over 45days to reapply for my SSI and my back pay should of been paid to me. They act like I wasn't on it at all. I am very frustrated. The Social Security office had my phone number 2 numbers switched around there fault any body can look who works for them and see I wrote it right. Because of that they put my phone interview out until April 7th. In all actuality I shouldn't have to do all that again. Nothing has changed just put me back on it and give me my back pay and stop making feel like they are gang stalking me. This is what gang stalkers do mess with you mentally. They need to read my mental health records and quit making me feel uncomfortable and targeted . Why are they doing this ? My mental status hasn't changed. Can you tell me why they didn't do the 45days and put me back on it. I feel they are messing with me mentally.


In reply to by Shelley Clark (not verified)

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:43 Permalink

Hi Shelley,
I'm sorry to hear all that! You may have received the entirety of your back pay from your earlier application, however we cannot tell if you did so as we are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:38 Permalink

Hi, I was approved for SSI and SSDI and told after 3 years of praying that im finally getting retro for that possible? Im trying to understand how this all so sorry for what your all going through :( Godbless,and ty for any and all feedback....

michelle (not verified)
Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

So I gt my sons first ssi back pay payment like the 18ofAug does that mean the 18of Feb I'll gt the 2nd payment


In reply to by michelle (not verified)

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

Hi Michelle,
You may get the second payment then, however I could not say as that would require information we do not have access to as we are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government.

Eric (not verified)
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:38 Permalink

My nursing home took all of my back pay but i didn't owe them any money they get paid from my Medicaid. And ssi


In reply to by Eric (not verified)

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:20 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to get in touch with your local SSA office regarding this, they may be able to help you resolve this issue.

sherry (not verified)
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:50 Permalink

i had one sperate account for my self and my children who are on ssi everything went into that one account my child support money to pay the bills which might have brought my total over 2000 what will happen. I called and was told i could have eveything in one account. I recently got them their own account. will i get penalized if i went over the 2000 limit due to everything being in one account? please help im totally confused.


In reply to by sherry (not verified)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

Hi Sherry,
You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, while they do only count part of your income ( and financial resources, like the savings account) toward your child's eligibility, it may be a good idea to speak with the SSA for some more detailed information specific to your case. You can find a listing of them here:…

johnny (not verified)
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:02 Permalink

I get $733 a month from ssi my lump sum is broken down into 3 payments the first two payments will be $2000 every six months and the third will be the rest of the lump sum my question is do ssi include the $733 with the remainder to make $2000 because i didn't get $2000 plus the $733 I was wondering if they gave me $1267 from my lump plus the $733 to equal $2000 ? Or do ssi just not give you the $733 because they give you the $2000 for that month ? Can you please help me figure this out if you can thanks