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.

Art (not verified)
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:46 Permalink

In my payment details it says 7/14/17 one time payment 10,000 I'm I getting that deposit in my account

Lisa Gist (not verified)
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

I received my 1st back pay instalment in Feb.2017. When would I get my 2nd instalment or how could I find out

K (not verified)
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:42 Permalink

I received my first check last month this month was told i would receive my first pay check for back pay and today i called a man said that its pending now i really need the money i took paper work down there im 3 weeks behind on rent


In reply to by K (not verified)

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi K,

I am sorry to hear that, one can apply for expedited payments. I would recommend calling the SSA to see if you would qualify. 1-800-772-1213.


Wallace (not verified)
Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:53 Permalink

My son get ssi and is owed back pay we got the first one and it said we would get it ever six months but we are going on 8 months now and stoll no payment

lucy (not verified)
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:23 Permalink

my question they own me back payment i would like to know i gave them my account numbr so are they going to send me the money they own me in my account or a check in the house


In reply to by lucy (not verified)

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:18 Permalink

Hi Lucy,
If you're receiving SSDI benefits, they should be sent to you about four months after you start monthly benefits.

James (not verified)
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:42 Permalink

I am approved for ssdi, the first payment is Aug 23, 2017. I have 2 months of backpay that would be owed to me. However, after the threat of being without shelter, I went into my local office, told them the situation. They dropped the ssi, so they could release my backpay for emergency payment to me. No big deal on the ssi, I wasn't going to qualify anyway. The release was done while I was sitting in the office, and sent to the proccessing department. I was told they have 30 days to proccess it, but that it could come in quicker. I know this was long for the question I have; " How quick might it show up in my direct deposit ?"


In reply to by James (not verified)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

Hi James,
I really couldn't say as different financial institutions have varying processing times. You may want to get in touch with your bank about how long it would take.

Kimbely (not verified)
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:51 Permalink

If i got 1 lump but i got 3 more coming can i ask for them to release some more money because i have been evicted n i Hava a hard ship


In reply to by Kimbely (not verified)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:57 Permalink

HI Kimberly,
You may be able to do so, it's a good idea to bring some documentation ( like the eviction notice) with you when you talk to them.

Dawn (not verified)
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 01:05 Permalink

My child currently receives SSI and has since shortly after birth. I'm her only parent and I'm about to receive SSDI benefits and back pay. I'm very concerned about my disabled child and I losing Medicaid and health insurance due to the SSDI back pay I'm expecting. My child is very medically fragile and receive intensive medical care. Both our medical expenses are high. Will a SSDI back pay sum disqualify us for medical insurance? Is there anything I can do?

Cj (not verified)
Sun, 07/23/2017 - 03:37 Permalink

I am in the process of submitting a statement of claim for the reinstatement of ssi lump sum payment(s) on behalf of a now adult recipient whose childhood lump sums were terminated by ssa due to thee payee not providing documentation to prove authorized use of funds. As a result the remaining lump sum(s) were terminated/denied. The child did not know until now into her adulthood that she has thee option to request reinstatement etc. Likelihood of approval ??? Prior experience ???


In reply to by Cj (not verified)

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:01 Permalink

I really could not say the likelihood of approval, but depending on their current situation, they may be eligible for these benefits.

jason (not verified)
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

Hi there. I was receiving food stamps then was determined to be disabled and get ssi/ssdi of $750/mo. Then I got $9500 back pay. Will this money disqualify me from getting SNAP since it's over the asset limit or does my presumably permanent disability make my assets viewed differently? If so, how could I save and invest it into a small business that would allow me to work towards getting off ssi in the future? Are there any ways to utilize the money for something sustainable for myself? I'm 45 and don't know if another opportunity will come again soon.. Is there something to do with paying into my medicare that lifts the limits as well? Thank you for your time

Angelia (not verified)
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:26 Permalink

i went to refunds my ssi because i needed an payee . i got one already ssi been off since april we went to the appointment july 18 and came back july 19 and we sign papers and they sai they owe me lots of money .. they said the gonna send a check out wednesday july 19 i never got it yet... how long its gonna take ?


In reply to by Angelia (not verified)

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

Hi Angelia,

Sorry to hear that! Unfortunately there is no black and white answer. This process can take a while.

Best of Luck,

Nene (not verified)
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:17 Permalink

If you are approved for ssd in July will u get payment next month and how long after do I wait for back payment.


In reply to by Nene (not verified)

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:34 Permalink

Hi Nene,
if you're receiving SSI benefits, they should come the next month after you receive your award letter. If you're getting SSDI benefits, they would start five months after you receive your award letter. Back pay is usually paid four months after starting benefits for SSDI and in three installments for SSI back pay.

Terrance faust (not verified)
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:33 Permalink

I go court on October 19 to be approved for my SSI but when will I get paid because I already waited 3 year's


In reply to by Terrance faust (not verified)

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:30 Permalink

Hi There,

Unfortunately, Social Security disability claimants typically have to wait one to two months after approval before they will see their first Social Security Disability monthly payment.


Tracey (not verified)
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

If I have a pay rep over my case I have direct express card will my lump sum come on card or check

G.c (not verified)
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

Hi I have a question my son was approved for ssi and I received a letter saying that for August first if they owe him back pay he will receive it that day but I dnt understand cuz it says two different things that out what he got wat was owed to him he will get but if the house income is high as of 2000 he won't


In reply to by G.c (not verified)

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:02 Permalink

Hi there,
The SSA assigns a portion of the household income to the child to determine eligibility.

Anitra (not verified)
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:26 Permalink

If I owe money to social security.. But need to receive them again. Will they keep my back pay to recover what I owe.


In reply to by Anitra (not verified)

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:43 Permalink

Hi There,

I would recommend speaking to a SSA representative regarding your matter. 1-800-772-1213.


Marcus (not verified)
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 20:37 Permalink

I was denied for disability benefits in March 2016 and I appealed it, finally had a hearing and was told the judge approved my claim and ruled in my favor so would I receive back pay from last year?


In reply to by Marcus (not verified)

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

Hi Marcus,

Congrats on getting approved! Back pay generally goes back to the time for which you first applied for disability.


Tracy (not verified)
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:39 Permalink

Me and my daughter recently moved from California to nevada.They said she will receive back pay? How can I find out how much? She will receive $428.00 a month.


In reply to by Tracy (not verified)

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:02 Permalink

Hi Tracy,

You can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to a representative regarding your matter.

Best Wishes,

Jasmine (not verified)
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:47 Permalink

If I get cut off from ssi from working or due to my mother not giving me anything will I get the rest of my back pay that was owed to me if I am cut off from receiving ssi

Catrina (not verified)
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:34 Permalink

SSI owed me $15,000 I got my first payment of $2,000 and how much and how much would I get for my second payment where I can at least half of that or would I only get $2,005 the three times and


In reply to by Catrina (not verified)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

Hi Catrina,
You would receive another 2000, and then the rest of the back pay will be paid out in the third installment.

Jess (not verified)
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:14 Permalink

If iask for installments of back pay ? Will i not receive the 6 month one?

Tammy (not verified)
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:28 Permalink

Hi I was awarded fully favorable benefits June 2017 can SSI take most of my backpay if I had a previous bank account? 3years ago I carried a balance of a bit more then 2000 for some months. Once approved for SSDI and SSI Can they access this past bank account info without my consent and take away money from my backpay that was owed to me because of my bank account balance? SSI office ended up taking 20,000 from me and sent me a check in one lump sum for the remainder of what was owed to me. I also did not have a lawyer representing me and my application was filed Sept 2013


In reply to by Tammy (not verified)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

Hi Tammy,
SSI's rules about savings would only apply to people who are applying for benefits and those who are receiving them, if you were not eligible for back pay going back 3 years, it may not affect your case.

Nitta (not verified)
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:33 Permalink

If I owe Medicaid 18,000 will they garnished my ssdi back pay?


In reply to by Nitta (not verified)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:17 Permalink

Hi Nitta,
Generally disability benefits are not able to be garnished, however you may want to contact the office that handles Medicaid in your state for more details about your case.

My son (not verified)
Fri, 08/04/2017 - 05:06 Permalink

Hi I'm asking "if my son is owed back pay and we're currently homeless how would I go about asking for emergency relief funds from the ssi" and what would be the quickest way of going about it?


In reply to by My son (not verified)

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:10 Permalink

Hi There,

I am so sorry to hear that. You may be able to received expedited payments. You can call the SSA at -800-772-1213.

Best Wishes

Wanda (not verified)
Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:55 Permalink

Iam be 64 in november I apply for my S.S. in june i want start my benefits in november. The S.S. need to send 5 month or only one. I am confused. Because the person who fill my application she talk me you start my benefits in the moment i call.

notwise (not verified)
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:24 Permalink

Hi, I was awarded ssi back in April after waiting a year. I received my first back pay installment in June for 2,687 from the approximate 10,800 awarded.I was on GR for 221. a month during the waiting period, so that amount was reduced by 2,652 leaving approximately 5,400. I need dental work done as I have broken caps (3) front teeth plus a bottom partial, none of which are covered by Dental Cal. During the year I survived on 221 a month I lost my car, my credit has nose dived and conventional treatment for my cancer has become a non existing option unless I wish to be chemically or surgically castrated. I filed paperwork to get about 4,200 released a month ago , and today after two visits to the local ssa office and unreturned phone calls to a case worker I have never met or spoken to, I get a denial letter stating that I should use the 2,600 from back in June as a down payment to a dentist and work out a payment plan. The letter wasn't even signed! After trying to get by on 221 for a year I should have that 2,600 tucked away? I turned in the estimate from the dentist thinking I could get the work done cheap in Mexico and have some left over for a down payment for some transportation. Who's money is it anyways? or am I just being ungrateful? So sick of waiting and waiting. Thanks for letting me vent.

Michelle Blanchard (not verified)
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:23 Permalink

I receive disability as of this month. I have taken a turn for the worst medically and became homeless today. Can I get rest of my back pay in lump sum to buy me a camper?

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