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 Lesley (not verified)

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:25 Permalink

Hi Lesley,

Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer to when exactly he will get his payments. Best Wishes.


Theresa (not verified)
Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

How can I receive the rest of my back pay after receiving the first payout in May 2017.


In reply to by Theresa (not verified)

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:29 Permalink

Hi Theresa,

The backpay installments will be made in three payments, at six month intervals. The first two payments can't be more than three times your maximum monthly benefit. The remainder of backpay will be paid in the third installment, regardless of the amount.


Donnelle S (not verified)
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:48 Permalink

My family and I receive my ssi check earlier this month that caught us up on bill. We are now in need of food clothes for children and transportation for my wife to get to work and me to make appointments. I am owed back pay but we need money now.. Like yesterday now. How do I get the funds or advance for my family


In reply to by Donnelle S (not verified)

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

Hi Donnelle,

I am so sorry to hear that. You may be eligible for expedited payments from the SSA though. You can speak to a representative at 1-800-772-1213.


Nat (not verified)
Sun, 06/11/2017 - 20:15 Permalink

I received my notice of award and Medicare card when will I get my backpay car broke down today

Brandy (not verified)
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:28 Permalink

Can I ask for more of my child back pay are do I have to waite the 6 months


In reply to by Brandy (not verified)

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:05 Permalink

Hi Brandy,
You may be able to contact the SSA regarding this, if you have a documented urgent need for the money, the SSA may be able to work with you regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:31 Permalink

I have accumulated hospital and doctor bills.I summited mt Disablity app application in N0v 2016. I was approved after waiting 5 month. During what waiting period, I accrued all these medical expense. Will Medicare pay for any portions of these medical Bills, And if so, do I submit thru my Disability attorney or to the local SSA office?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

Hi there,
Medicare may not be able to pay those bills as they are prior to your enrollment in Medicare.

Tavy (not verified)
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:20 Permalink

My son is due 9000 in back pay he's four I'm his payee will I get the whole amount at once?

robert (not verified)
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:19 Permalink

Ref #675 Bryan,my bills accrured after enrollment.....Between Jan 2017 to May 2017. i was accepted in May 2017


In reply to by robert (not verified)

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:20 Permalink

Hi Robert,
If you were not covered under Medicare at the time you were treated, they may not cover those bills.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:02 Permalink

My bank account is messed up would I be able to get my back pay in a check sent to me


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding any alternate back pay arrangements, you can call them at 1-800-772-1213

Joyce (not verified)
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:08 Permalink

I let a friend of mine borrow money while she has been waiting for her ssdi backpay. Since then she does not appear to want to pay my money back. I have legal documentation notarized proving she owes me the money. Can I file documents putting a hold on her money. Legally what can I do?


In reply to by Joyce (not verified)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:24 Permalink

Hi Joyce,
Generally SSDI benefits are not able to be garnished, you may want to consult the laws in your state regarding debt.

Jeri (not verified)
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:33 Permalink

I was approved for my disability in Feb of 2017. I am now tring to get an advance on my back pay to fix the vehicle I bought. Turned in the paper work they wanted 48 days ago and now they have no record of this paper work and my case manager is working from home bt knows nothing about my paper work. I have been paying the insurance on my truck for 2 months now. How longshould this process take and is there any thing I can do to hurry it along like I said been waiting48 days and now have to start over. What can I do ?? Not able to get to Dr or any thing else I need to get to??


In reply to by Jeri (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:56 Permalink

Hi Jeri,

I am so sorry to hear that, unfortunately there is no definitive answer since every case is different.

Best of Luck

Cody (not verified)
Sun, 07/02/2017 - 18:39 Permalink

Hello, I am trying to help my mother out and find out some info being the social security administration is very vague in there answers to questions. My mother has back pay of three years and was told she will get three different installments. She needs to get a car and the first installment is not near enough to buy something decent that will last. I have heard that if you bring documentation of a vehicle for sale they will give you the money for it out of your retro lump some. Is this true? If so how long does it typically take?


In reply to by Cody (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:58 Permalink

Hi Cody,
Your mother may be able to do so, however every case is different so it may take a varying amount of time for them to do so.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 22:20 Permalink

I have one more lump son are Bay back my l ast lump son is in Nov. But am behindd in bil. Can i gef eary to oay bii amd.and about to put out are my house .how can I get out early


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:34 Permalink

You could qualify for an expedited payment. I would recommend calling the SSA regarding your matter. 1-800-772-1213.


Cora (not verified)
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 22:37 Permalink

I lost my behind in bill.2 month late in rent.last month help lay my dAddy to rest my Insurance on my car am behind in paying these bill.icabt walk .got to have surgery .about to loose my house how can. I get my back payment now. Suppose to in nov.but ones ur now


In reply to by Cora (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:37 Permalink

Hi Cora,

I am so sorry to hear that. You could qualify for an expedited payment. I would recommend speaking to a SSA representative regarding your case.


Amanda Thompson (not verified)
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:59 Permalink

Social security messed up my whole case for over a year and owe me alot of mo ey back. Because of their mistake, my family and I are behind on our bills and we are practically homeless. Social security is giving me a hard time to give me some money out of my last installment which I am owed. I was planning a surprise vacation for my family next month and social security will not lend it to me.

Meka carter (not verified)
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:48 Permalink

How long do it take to go in front of a judge


In reply to by Meka carter (not verified)

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:13 Permalink

Hi Meka,

It's tough to say because it varies from city/state. It can be a long process though.

Best of Luck,

Rose (not verified)

In reply to by Meka carter (not verified)

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:06 Permalink

It took us a year between when the lawyer got involved and the actual hearing. You need to know that our first lawyers went bankrupt though so that took time to set us back up with all the documentation and stuff.

Christopher (not verified)
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:46 Permalink

Can Ssa make and direct deposit in a day or 2 at local office. And how long it take to process a dirct deposit


In reply to by Christopher (not verified)

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 08:17 Permalink

Hi Christopher,
The processing times for direct deposit can vary by financial instituition.

Kari (not verified)
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:27 Permalink

My mom recently received 2 checks one for me and my sister. She receives social security disability and received checks for us until we were 18. This was 20 years ago. Is this a back payment? Would we need to file this money on taxes?

Jessica snarr (not verified)
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 00:16 Permalink

I am homeless wit my 2 chrikdren and I already got one payment in May of 2,000 my next payment isn't til November will ssi help me and give me some of my back money
If I can found a place to leave I need answers asap I don't know what else to do


In reply to by Jessica snarr (not verified)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Jessica,

You could qualify for expedited payments due to your situation. I would recommend calling the SSA and speaking to a representative from there. 1-800-772-1213.

Best of Luck,

Annomus (not verified)
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:22 Permalink

My child got back pay and the ssi dept won't let me use it unless it is medical needs. My child has a mental disability not physical. I'm so confused

Rose (not verified)
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:58 Permalink

I don't know why I don't see the question I posted yesterday so I'll post it again. My husband had his hearing on 5/26/17 and everything went really well. The lawyer felt that it was a done deal but we still haven't heard anything one way or the other. When should we expect to hear from anyone?


In reply to by Rose (not verified)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

Hi Rose,
I really could not say as every case is different and as such it can take varying amounts of time to receive a decision. Hang in there!

Tina Wilson (not verified)
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:49 Permalink

I was wanting to know if I can get an advance on my check cause I am homeless and I need it for shelter and food

Tonya P (not verified)
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 19:26 Permalink

My baby cousin received a first time lump sum payment of $2199 on December 2016. The Social Security Rep told her payee she would need to provide proof/receipts of that money used for that child for that month only. Really? Also the money could only be used for disability purposes for the child only excluding food and clothes. Really? I am confused about the disability items...Please help


In reply to by Tonya P (not verified)

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:57 Permalink

HI Tonya,
Your cousin's payee may need to save receipts for anything that they buy with the money, and they may be able to buy food and clothing for the child with it. They may want to contact their local SSA office if they are in doubt about whether a purchase is allowed.

Berthine Lawson (not verified)
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:14 Permalink

never receive any back pay in years


In reply to by Berthine Lawson (not verified)

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:36 Permalink

Hi There,

I am so sorry to hear that. I would recommend speaking to a disability rights advocate or attorney regarding your matter.


Mindy (not verified)
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:31 Permalink

My daughter is 17 turns 18 in sept.she lost her ssi benefits last oct 2016.i (her mom)appealed it and started her ssi vheck back up again may 2017.ive been told she will get back pay of 4437 but has to be put in a separate account called a delicate account to receive totally confused on this.

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